Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization

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Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
15-12-2015
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Development studies is in a state of flux. A new generation of scholars has come to reject what was once regarded as accepted wisdom, and increasingly regard development and globalization as part of a continuum with colonialism, premised on the same reductionist assumption that progress and growth are objective facts that can be fostered, measured, assessed and controlled. Drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives and approaches, this book explores the ways in which social movements in the Global South are rejecting Western-centric notions of development and modernization, as well as creating their own alternatives.By assessing development theories from the perspective of subaltern groups and movements, the contributors posit a new notion of development 'from below', one in which these movements provide new ways of imagining social transformation, and a way out of the 'developmental dead end' that has so far characterized post-development approaches. Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization therefore represents a radical break with the prevailing narrative of modernization, and points to a bold new direction for development studies.

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Udgivelsesdato:
15-12-2015
ISBN13:
9781783605859
Vægt:
522 g
Dybde:
143 mm
Bredde:
143 mm
Højde:
222 mm
Forlag:
Zed Books Ltd
Format:
Hardback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse This collection examines the ways in which social movements in the Global South are rejecting the prevailing narratives of globalization and providing new ways of imagining social change. In the process, it opens up a radical new direction for development studies.

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