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Post- development (continued)
All the texts that are produced in the work of development (NGOs, IMF, World Bank, academics, governments) constructs
development. Post- development writers are saying that this language is not neutral, and specifically, establishes those in power
(knowledge is related to power). We need to question this field, because they're writing from sights of power. We also need to see
which perspectives are shut out.
Knowledge
Those who write empower themselves by making their discourse the standard (the "actual" knowledge). They basically claim they
have the solutions for development and give themselves the right to act on these solutions. The writing has a material implication on
somebody's live. "Development is the organizing and managing concept of our time."
Power
1.
Post- development identifies the creation of the 3d world as subjects: Spivak says that development is not only territorial but a project that
creates subjects to be governed. The 3d world was brought about by the West, and it was based on the idea of what people must become (not who
they are) (Esteva). Development constructs the idea of the 3d world and idea of underdeveloped.
2.
Identifies multiple and plural approaches to improve well- being: development discourse normalizes the Western way of living and makes it
the template to be applied to the 3d world. We can control, adapt and reshape the structures, traditions and ways of living in the 3d world.
3.
World Vision
Poverty is shown as nautral
No context (history)
Labels people oversimplify
No other complexity shown
What is problematic about these images and lyrics?
1.
What is important and positive about these images for the projects that use these images?
2.
What can be done differently?
3.
We The World 25
What is problematic about these images and lyrics?
1.
What is important and positive about these images for the projects that use these images?
2.
What can be done differently?
3.
Band Aid 20 Christmas
What is problematic about these images and lyrics?
1.
What is important and positive about these images for the projects that use these images?
2.
What can be done differently?
3.
Lecture 5
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
11:11 AM
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