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Decentring Development : Understanding Change in Agrarian Societies (Hardcover) (Tanya Jakimow)

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The ways we understand processes of agrarian change and intervene in appropriate ways are pressing issues for policy makers and development practitioners. Tanya Jakimow makes a case for 'decentring development', putting aside the predetermined questions, objects of inquiry and expected impacts of development to focus on processes of 'self-becoming'. She takes as a starting point the 'self-in-process', and the different possibilities and foreclosures for self-imagining and self-realization afforded to an individual within a socio-cultural and material environment. The book argues for a political economy of personhood, in which uneven possibilities of self-becoming are considered a critical factor in material relations, as well as an overlooked form of marginalization. Through a comparison of two agrarian societies - Telangana, India, and Central Lombok, Indonesia – the author reveals how transformations to self are critical factors shaping change, as well as under-recognized consequences of development initiatives.
The ways we understand processes of agrarian change and intervene in appropriate ways are pressing issues for policy makers and development practitioners. Tanya Jakimow makes a case for 'decentring development', putting aside the predetermined questions, objects of inquiry and expected impacts of development to focus on processes of 'self-becoming'. She takes as a starting point the 'self-in-process', and the different possibilities and foreclosures for self-imagining and self-realization afforded by an individual within a socio-cultural and material environment. The book argues for a political economy of personhood, in which uneven possibilities of self-becoming are considered a critical factor in material relations, as well as an overlooked form of marginalization. Interpreting and comparing changes in two agrarian societies - Telangana, India, and Central Lombok, Indonesia ? the author reveals how transformations to self are critical factors shaping change, as well as under-recognized consequences of development initiatives.

Number of Pages: 200
Genre: Business + Money Management, Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Economic Conditions, Third World Development, Development / Sustainable Development
Series Title: Anthropology, Change and Development
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Tanya Jakimow
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 24002421
UPC: 9781137466426
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-9398

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