His academic research interests include political ecology , anthropology of development , social movements , anti-globalization movements , and postdevelopment theory. Escobar was born in Manizales , Colombia. He received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering in from the University of Valle in Cali , Colombia, and completed one year of studies in a biochemistry graduate program at the Universidad del Valle Medical School. He subsequently traveled to the United States to earn a master's degree in food science and international nutrition at Cornell University in After a brief stint in government working in Colombia's Department of National Planning, in Bogota , from to ,  in he received an interdisciplinary Ph.
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Sharon Stephens. Nicholas B. Michael Herzfeld. James D. Sylvia Schafer. John Borneman. Young-Sun Hong. Steven Gregory. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. How did the postwar discourse on development actually create the so-called Third World? And what will happen when development ideology collapses?
To answer these questions, Arturo Escobar shows how development policies became mechanisms of control that were just as pervasive and effective as their colonial counterparts. The development apparatus generated categories powerful enough to shape the thinking even of its occasional critics while poverty and hunger became widespread.
Here Escobar deploys these new techniques in a provocative analysis of development discourse and practice in general, concluding with a discussion of alternative visions for a postdevelopment era. Escobar emphasizes the role of economists in development discourse--his case study of Colombia demonstrates that the economization of food resulted in ambitious plans, and more hunger. To depict the production of knowledge and power in other development fields, the author shows how peasants, women, and nature became objects of knowledge and targets of power under the "gaze of experts.
He then calls for the development of a field of "pluriversal studies," which he illustrates with examples from recent Latin American movements. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Other books in this series. Encountering Development Arturo Escobar. Add to basket. Citizen and Subject Mahmood Mamdani. Engineers of Happy Land Rudolf Mrazek. Charred Lullabies E. Essays on the Anthropology of Reason Paul Rabinow.
Revisioning History Robert A. Refashioning Futures David Scott. Theft of an Idol Paul R. Children and the Politics of Culture Sharon Stephens. A Place in History Michael Herzfeld. Modern Greek Lessons James D. Settling Accounts John Borneman. Black Corona Steven Gregory. Back cover copy "An intelligent and thorough overview of the rise of the concept of 'development'. Review quote "Arturo Escobar has given us an important and exciting take on issues of Third World development and its alternatives Arturo Escobar has done us all a service.
Jimenez, American Journal of Sociology "[I]mportant His most recent book is "Territories of Difference". Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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Encountering Development : The Making and Unmaking of the Third World
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