9780631209515

Culture and Development : A Critical Introduction

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    9780631209515

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    0631209514

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-06-08
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

This book introduces students to new ways of thinking about development. It integrates the recent scholarship of cultural studies within the existing frameworks of development studies, which have primarily focused on issues of political economy and structural transformation.

Author Biography

Susanne Schech is Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management at Flinders University of South Australia. She is also Director of the Centre for Development Studies at Flinders University. She has published articles on gender and development, the social construction of whiteness and information technology in development NGOs.

Jane Haggis is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Flinders University of South Australia. She is also Associate Director of the Centre for Development Studies at Flinders University and has published a number of articles on gender and imperialism, social construction of whiteness and feminist research methodologies.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
vii
Preface: The Cross-overs of Culture and Development ix
Investing in the Asian snake pit ix
Culture and development xi
Points of contact xii
Outline of the book xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
Thinking about Culture and Development
1(32)
Overview and introduction
1(1)
What do we mean by development?
2(14)
What do we mean by culture?
16(13)
Summary
29(4)
Bringing Culture and Development Together
33(24)
Introduction
33(7)
Third World models of development
40(10)
The crisis of development and the new neo-liberal hegemony
50(3)
Summary
53(4)
Globalization and the Politics of Representation
57(28)
Introduction
57(1)
Globalization, culture, and development
58(8)
Postcolonial challenges
66(6)
The deconstruction of development discourse
72(5)
Problems of deconstruction
77(2)
Hybrid modernities and post-development discourse
79(2)
Summary
81(4)
Feminism, Development, and Culture
85(33)
Introduction
85(2)
Women, development, and feminist development theory
87(15)
Postcolonial feminisms and feminist development theory
102(7)
``Chucking the baby out with the bath water'': counter-arguments
109(1)
Building bridges
110(3)
Summary
113(5)
Inventing Traditions, Constructing Nations
118(36)
Introduction
118(3)
Fixed traditions?
121(7)
Inventing traditions
128(8)
Contesting traditions
136(6)
Globalization and the politics of identity
142(8)
Summary
150(4)
Human Rights, Cultural Difference, and Globalization
154(38)
Introduction
154(4)
The human rights discourse and the discourse of development
158(4)
Human needs and human rights -- a trade-off?
162(9)
Gender, cultural difference, and the universality of human rights
171(8)
Human rights of ethnic minority groups
179(9)
Summary
188(4)
Culture, Development, and the Information Revolution
192(28)
Introduction
192(4)
Media and modernity
196(6)
Cultural imperialism revisited
202(4)
Communication technologies, knowledge, and development discourse
206(2)
Communicating modernization
208(2)
Knowledge and development
210(4)
Wired for change
214(2)
Summary
216(4)
Index 220

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