Encountering Development

Encountering Development

since the early twentieth century, linking together bourgeois ethicopolitical projects, state power, and modern rationality into a complex geoculture of development in which subalternity itself is also redefined.

Author: Arturo Escobar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691150451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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Originally published: 1995. Paperback reissue, with a new preface by the author.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encountering Development in the Age of Global Capitalism

Encountering Development in the Age of Global Capitalism

Abstract Against the general background of Hong Kong as a global city, this book focuses on the development of Mui Wo, a 6000-strong rural community located on Lantau Island, which is the largest outlying island of Hong Kong, ...

Author: Kin-Ling Tang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811051203

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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This book proposes an alternative approach to understanding development and discusses the possibilities of alternative development in the age of global capitalism from a socio-cultural perspective. Tracing the development of Mui Wo, a rural town on the outskirts of Hong Kong, for more than a decade, it explores the factors that have allowed it to stand apart from the metropolis and follow a path of development that is distinct from the rest of Hong Kong. It also discusses how a place and its people, with their own time-space conceptions, respond to the changes prompted by the exigencies of global capitalism. The book goes beyond institutional concerns and focuses on the daily life of ordinary people. It identifies the forces underlying globalisation, addresses what happens when such forces interact with local ones, and explores the resultant diversions and diversifications. The book is an invitation to all those who are interested in reflecting on heterogeneity and diversity amidst the impulses of globalisation.
Categories: Social Science

The Development Dictionary 25

The Development Dictionary  25

Escobar, Encountering Development, 1995, 41. 30. Sachs, “Archaeology of the Development Idea,” 6; Escobar, Encountering Development, 58. 31. DuBois, “Governance of the Third World,” 7. 32. Ferguson, Anti-Politics Machine, 256; Escobar, ...

Author: Aram Ziai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429836534

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Few books in the history of Development Studies have had an impact like The Development Dictionary – A Guide to Knowledge as Power, which was edited by Wolfgang Sachs and published by Zed Books in 1992. The Development Dictionary was crucial in establishing what has become known as the Post-Development (PD) school. This volume is devoted to the legacy of The Development Dictionary and to discussing Post-Development. This book originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.
Categories: Business & Economics

Compositional Subjects

Compositional Subjects

29 Arturo Escobar, Encountering Development, 23. He adds, “Thus, statistics such as per capita gross national product, life expectancy at birth, and infant mortality rate [emphasize] what people are deprived of (as is implied by ...

Author: Laura Hyun Yi Kang

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822383512

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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In Compositional Subjects Laura Hyun Yi Kang explores the ways that Asian/American women have been figured by mutually imbricated modes of identity formation, representation, and knowledge production. Kang’s project is simultaneously interdisciplinary scholarship at its best and a critique of the very disciplinary formations she draws upon. The book opens by tracking the jagged emergence of “Asian American women” as a distinct social identity over the past three decades. Kang then directs critical attention to how the attempts to compose them as discrete subjects of consciousness, visibility, and action demonstrate a broader, ongoing tension between socially particularized subjects and disciplinary knowledges. In addition to the shifting meanings and alignments of “Asian,” “American,” and “women,” the book examines the discourses, political and economic conditions, and institutional formations that have produced Asian/American women as generic authors, as visibly desirable and desiring bodies, as excludable aliens and admissible citizens of the United States, and as the proper labor for transnational capitalism. In analyzing how these enfigurations are constructed and apprehended through a range of modes including autobiography, cinematography, historiography, photography, and ethnography, Kang directs comparative attention to the very terms of their emergence as Asian/American women in specific disciplines. Finally, Kang concludes with a detailed examination of selected literary and visual works by Korean women artists located in the United States and Canada, works that creatively and critically contend with the problematics of identification and representation that are explored throughout the book. By underscoring the forceful and contentious struggles that animate all of these compositional gestures, Kang proffers Asian/American women as a vexing and productive figure for cultural, political and epistemological critique.
Categories: Social Science

Encountering Poverty

Encountering Poverty

Development Assistance Committee (DAC), 35, 39 development economics, 93, 95, 100, 101, 103; as “poor economics,” 45; ... See also universities Elwood, Sarah, 6, 29, 41, 73 Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third ...

Author: Ananya Roy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520277915

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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"Encountering Poverty disrupts the new optimism about poverty action, challenging mainstream frameworks of global poverty. Going beyond poverty as a problem that can be solved through economic resources or technological interventions, the book focuses on the power and privilege underpinning persistent impoverishment. It explores poverty action's place in the opportunities and limits of the current moment, with its rapacious market forces and resurgent social and civil rights movements. Encountering Poverty invites students, educators, activists, and development professionals to think and act against inequality by foregrounding, not sidestepping, the long history of development and the ethical dilemmas of poverty action today."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Social Science

Faith Seeking Conviviality

Faith Seeking Conviviality

professionalization and institutionalization.52 In other words, development enacted “a top-down, ethnocentric, and technocratic approach ... a system of more or less universally applicable ... Escobar, Encountering Development, 44–47.

Author: Samuel E. Ewell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532614613

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Faith Seeking Conviviality traces the journey of a U.S. missionary into Brazil (and beyond), seeking to be faithfully present while also questioning the default settings of “good intentions.” Taking Ivan Illich as the primary theological guide on that journey, Faith Seeking Conviviality narrates the discovery of a renewed imagination for Christian mission that arises as a response to two persistent questions. First, given the colonial history of Christian missionary expansion, on what basis do we go on fulfilling the “Great Commission” (Matt 28:16–20) as Christ’s disciples? A second question, intimately related to the first, is: What makes it possible to embody a distinctively Christian presence that is missionary without being manipulative? In doing theology with and after Ivan Illich, Faith Seeking Conviviality does not offer a pull-off-the-shelf model for mission, but rather a framework for embodying the incarnational logic of mission that entails a “convivial turn”—delinking missionary discipleship from the lure of techniques and institutional dependence in order to receive and to share the peace of Christ relationally.
Categories: Religion

Disrupting Maize

Disrupting Maize

Arturo Escobar, Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995), 8. 60. Escobar, Encountering Development, 156. 61. Palacios, “Postrevolutionary Intellectuals,” 321.

Author: Gabriela Méndez Cota

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783486083

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

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Theorizes the disruptions precipitated by corporate agricultural biotechnology in Mexican cultural politics.
Categories: Political Science

Development and Disorder

Development and Disorder

47 Escobar, Encountering Development, 193-4. 48 Gosse, Where the Boys Are, 1994. 49 Buchanan, “ Third World,” 5-16. 50 Staniland, American Intellectuals and African Nationalists, 22-8. 51 Quoted in Bello, Dark Victory, 7.

Author: Michael G. Mason

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518290

Category: History

Page: 516

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A contemporary history of the Third World that explains why most of these countries failed to develop in ways which benefit the majority of their populations.
Categories: History

The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development

The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development

Escobar, Encountering Development, 215. Escobar has since traced the emergence of the postdevelopment project, which he dates to the early 1990s. See, e.g., Escobar, ''Imaginando un Futuro,'' and Escobar, ''Post-development as Concept ...

Author: Karen Engle

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822392965

Category: History

Page: 418

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Around the world, indigenous peoples use international law to make claims for heritage, territory, and economic development. Karen Engle traces the history of these claims, considering the prevalence of particular legal frameworks and their costs and benefits for indigenous groups. Her vivid account highlights the dilemmas that accompany each legal strategy, as well as the persistent elusiveness of economic development for indigenous peoples. Focusing primarily on the Americas, Engle describes how cultural rights emerged over self-determination as the dominant framework for indigenous advocacy in the late twentieth century, bringing unfortunate, if unintended, consequences. Conceiving indigenous rights as cultural rights, Engle argues, has largely displaced or deferred many of the economic and political issues that initially motivated much indigenous advocacy. She contends that by asserting static, essentialized notions of indigenous culture, indigenous rights advocates have often made concessions that threaten to exclude many claimants, force others into norms of cultural cohesion, and limit indigenous economic, political, and territorial autonomy. Engle explores one use of the right to culture outside the context of indigenous rights, through a discussion of a 1993 Colombian law granting collective land title to certain Afro-descendant communities. Following the aspirations for and disappointments in this law, Engle cautions advocates for marginalized communities against learning the wrong lessons from the recent struggles of indigenous peoples at the international level.
Categories: History

The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa

The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment in Africa

Arturo Escobar, Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995), 41. 38. Michael H. Glantz, “The UN and Desertification: Dealing with a Global Problem,” in Michael ...

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136683800

Category: Social Science

Page: 453

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While Africa is too often regarded as lying on the periphery of the global political arena, this is not the case. African nations have played an important historical role in world affairs. It is with this understanding that the authors in this volume set out upon researching and writing their chapters, making an important collective contribution to our understanding of modern Africa. Taken as a whole, the chapters represent the range of research in African development, and fully tie this development to the global political economy. African nations play significant roles in world politics, both as nations influenced by the ebbs and flows of the global economy and by the international political system, but also as actors, directly influencing politics and economics. It is only through an understanding of both the history and present place of Africa in global affairs that we can begin to assess the way forward for future development.
Categories: Social Science