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Encountering Development The Making and Unmaking of the Third World

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By: Arturo Escobar
290 pages
Encountering Development
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  • Encountering Development ISBN: 9780691001029 Paperback Dec 1995 Out of Print #55548
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Seeks an alternative way of thinking about the situation of the `developing world'.


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

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Out of Print
By: Arturo Escobar
290 pages
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Arturo Escobar has given us an important and exciting take on issues of Third World development and its alternatives... [This book] indisputably provides some exciting and significant new ways of thinking about development... Arturo Escobar has done us all a service. Contemporary Sociology
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