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Encountering development : the making and unmaking of the Third World

Author: Arturo Escobar
Publisher: Princeton Princeton University Press ©1995.
Series: Princeton studies in culture, power, history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how development policies became mechanisms of control that were as pervasive and effective as their colonial counterparts. This book offers an analysis of development discourse and practice in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arturo Escobar
ISBN: 0691001022 9780691001029
OCLC Number: 431886181
Description: 290 p. 24 cm.
Contents: Preface vii CHAPTER 1 Introduction: Development and the Anthropology of Modernity 3 CHAPTER 2 The Problematization of Poverty: The Tale of Three Worlds and Development 21 CHAPTER 3 Economics and the Space of Development: Tales of Growth and Capital 55 CHAPTER 4 The Dispersion of Power: Tales of Food and Hunger 102 CHAPTER 5 Power and Visibility: Tales of Peasants, Women, and the Environment 154 CHAPTER 6 Conclusion: Imagining a Postdevelopment Era 212 Notes 227 References 249 Index 275
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture, power, history
Responsibility: Arturo Escobar.

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