Postcolonialism and Development

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book provides a valuable and unique introductory text that explains, reviews and critically evaluates recent debates about postcolonial approaches and their implications for development studies.

Author Biography

Dr. Cheryl McEwan is Reader in Human Geography at Durham University. Her main research interests include the geographies of citizenship, democracy and transformation in South Africa, the lived experiences of postcoloniality in the global North and South and the role of postcolonial theory within social science research. She is author of Gender, Geography and Empire (2000) and co-editor or Postcolonial Geographies (2002), currently Editor (Development Section) of Geography Compass, a new online journal, and a member of the Editorial Board of the RGS-IBG/Blackwell Book Series.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. ix
List of tablesp. xi
List of boxesp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
List of acronymsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
The origins of postcolonialismp. 34
Postcolonial theory and developmentp. 77
Discourses of development and the power of representationp. 120
Development knowledge and powerp. 165
Agency in developmentp. 210
Towards a postcolonial development agendap. 249
Conclusionsp. 298
Bibliographyp. 320
Indexp. 347
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