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The paternalism of partnership : a postcolonial reading of identity in development aid

Author: Maria Eriksson Baaz
Publisher: New York : Zed Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Responding to recent criticism of development, this book examines agency personnel at work in Tanzania, illustrating the conflicts & tensions that reflect both the longstanding eurocentric nature of development & discourse that still presumes a contrast between superior donor & inferior recipient.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Eriksson Baaz
ISBN: 184277414X 9781842774144 1842774158 9781842774151
OCLC Number: 60879713
Description: xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Identity and development aid --
2. 'The white man's burden' and other stories --
3. Situating identity in the development aid context --
4. omniscient self and the backward, passive and unreliable partner --
5. equal partner and the politics of desire --
6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Maria Eriksson Baaz.
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This volume concerns the assumptions which underlie development aid in practice.  Read more...

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'On the basis of an excellent analysis of the Nordic intervention in East Africa, Maria Eriksson Baaz takes us into the compexity of a difficult dialogue between aid to development and politics of Read more...

 
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