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Titre : Beyond Colonialism, Development and ...
Éditeur : ZED BOOKS LTD, United Kingdom
Date d'édition : 2015
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9781783605859
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