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Making Development Geography

By Victoria Lawson, Victoria Lawson

Routledge – 2007 – 270 pages

Series: Human Geography in the Making

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    978-0-340-80964-8
    January 26th 2007

Description

Making Development Geography is a timely new book which introduces readers to the major themes and debates in development geography. It argues cogently that the field is engaged in an ongoing process of reinventing itself as critical development geography, and highlights issues such as identity, globalization, social movements and sexuality. Readers are guided through the key concepts and developments of the last 50 years, surveying the themes of Keynesianism, Marxism and post-colonialism. At the same time, each chapter uses international examples to discuss important contemporary issues so that the real-world applications of theory can be understood.

This enlightening book offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental debates for anyone with an interest in development issues.

Contents

1. Development as situated knowledge
2. Remaking development geography
3. Development as intervention - from modernization to neo-liberalization
4. Development as immanent process: marxist-feminist political economy
5. Post-structural turns: discourse, identity and difference
6. Intellectual and political directions

Author Bio

Victoria Lawson is Professor of Geography at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Related Subjects

  1. Development Studies

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