Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786997517 Published November 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786997500 Published October 2019 For sale in North and South America only

The Development Dictionary

A Guide to Knowledge as Power

Edited by Wolfgang Sachs

The Development Dictionary

Edited by Wolfgang Sachs

Distributed for Zed Books

352 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786997517 Published November 2019 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786997500 Published October 2019 For sale in North and South America only
The original critical guide to key concepts in development studies from some of the world's most eminent critical development scholars and practitioners. Each essay in this now classic collection examines one key development concept, from “environment” to “needs” and “progress” to “production.” Each concept is reviewed from a historical and anthropological point of view, with particular bias and intellectual flaws being highlighted. Overall, the authors argue that we must bid farewell to the whole idea of Eurocentric development in order to liberate people’s minds in both North and South and to mobilize for bold responses to the environmental and ethical challenges now confronting humanity. The result is an indispensable resource for scholars, practitioners, movements and students of development which invites us to recognize the tinted glasses we put on whenever we participate in the development discourse.
Review Quotes
Praise for previous editions | Guardian
“Unique. . . . The book is a scream of pain from the receiving end of a process experienced as cultural genocide.”
Praise for previous editions | Peter Bunyard, cofounder of the Ecologist
“A series of remarkable, concept-blasting essays by brilliant commentators on the modern world and the delusions and illusion of the processes of ‘development.’ . . . Read this dictionary and the scales will really fall from your eyes.”
Praise for previous editions | Environmental Values
“Immensely stimulating stuff, written with verve and unity of purpose, and it is to be thoroughly recommended to anyone interested in development or environmental issue.”
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