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The day development dies

Manyozo, Linje (2010) The day development dies. Development in Practice, 20 (2). pp. 265-269. ISSN 0961-4524

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09614520903564231


There is a certain kind of thinking prevailing among Western thinkers which sacrifices rich narratives for theory. Theory becomes a prison, limiting knowledge production to references to (largely Western) scholarship. However, theory is not inaccessible: theory is coherent, theory is liberating, theory is narrative, it is everyday. This post-colonist auto-ethnographic orality uses personal experiences as a theoretical tool for explaining that in development thinking the 'experts' are morally and ideologically distant from local people, knowledge, and places, and hence they are illegitimate representatives who should never be consulted in the first place.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2011 11:57
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 00:51

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