An Anthropological Critique of Development: The Growth of Ignorance

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September 1993



This provocative volume, the latest in the EIDOS series, debunks the assumption that the application of Western knowledge in the implementation of economic and social development is an unqualified success. The author argues that it is unacceptable to dismiss problems encountered by development projects as the result of an inadequate implementation of knowledge. Rather, it suggests that failures stem from the constitution of knowledge and its object.

By focusing on the ways in which agency in development is attributed to experts, thereby turning previously active participants into passive subjects or ignorant objects, the contributors claim that the hidden agenda to the aims of educating and improving the lives of those in the undeveloped world ultimately perpetuates ignorance.

EAN: 9780415079594
ISBN: 0415079594
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1993
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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