Paper $28.95 ISBN: 9781783605842 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
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Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalisation

Social Movement and Critical Perspectives

D. Kapoor and D. Caouette

Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalisation

D. Kapoor and D. Caouette

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286 pages | 5 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $28.95 ISBN: 9781783605842 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783605859 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Development studies are currently in a state of flux. Long-accepted wisdom is being dismissed by new generations of scholars who increasingly set development and globalization on the same continuum as colonialism, premised as they are on a shared reductionist assumption that progress and growth are objective facts to be measured, assessed, and controlled.

This book gathers contributions from a number of prominent scholars who are on the cutting edge of this transformation in development studies, and the result is a clear picture of where the field is today, and where it likely will be headed next. Positing a new “development from below,” one that foregrounds the perspective of previously marginalized groups and movements, the book enables us to reimagine development studies in a new, more productive, more radical way.
1. Beyond Colonization, Development and Globalization: Social Movements and Critical Perspectives - Dominique Caouette and Dip Kapoor
2. From Colonization to Development and to Globalization: An Evolving Continuum? - Dominique Caouette and Timothé Feodoroff

Part One: Indigenous and Peasant Movement Perspectives
3. Subaltern Social Movement (SSM) Post-Mortems of Development in India: Locating Trans-local Activism and Radicalism - Dip Kapoor
4. Democratic Hopes, Neoliberal Transnational Government(re)ality: Grounded Social Movements and the Defense of Communal Natural Resources in Ghana - Jonathan Langdon
5. Indigenous Movement Politics in Bolivia: Forging New Citizens of a Plurinational and Decolonized State - Stéphanie Rousseau

Part Two: Acting Across Borders
6. What are Peasants Saying Development? La Vía Campesina and Food Sovereignty - Annette Aurélie Desmarais
7. Debunking the Productivist Myth: Food Sovereignty Movements - Eric G. Chaurette and Beatriz Oliver
8. Neoliberal Immigration and Temporary Foreign Worker Programs in a Time of Economic Crisis: Local/Global Struggles - Aziz Choudry
9. Working for a Day Off: Advocating for the Rights of Migrant Women in Southeast Asia - Michele Ford and Lenore Lyons
10. The Alterglobalization Movement: A New Humanism? A Case of the World Social Forum - Kléber Ghimire

Part Three: Reflections on Critical Knowledge, Culture and Pedagogy
11. Liberating Development from the Rule of an Episteme - Dia Da Costa
12. Globalization as the 'New' Colonization: Indigenizing Resistance - Sandy Grande and Naadli Todd Ormiston
13. Globalization, Culture and Development: Perspectives on Africa - Ali A. Abdi
14. Learning, Knowledge and Action in Social Movements - Brian K. Murphy

15. Conclusion - Dominique Caouette
Review Quotes
Gender and Development
“This is a book that opens the mind to new ways of understanding the contemporary world, who has power and how it is used, and how different movements take and use their own power to resist, reshape, and create new knowledge and ways of acting and thinking. It breaks from the rather narrow and often sterile debates that currently limit thinking in aid agencies, and demands that we re-examine our certainties and frameworks, and open up to very different ways of thinking and practice.”
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