Publisher description for On the edges of development : cultural interventions / edited by Kum-Kum Bhavnani ... [et al.].

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This volume re-imagines development through a careful and imaginative exploration of some of the many ways that culture – in the broadest sense of lived experience and its representation – can recenter resistance, suggest alternative models and advance critiques of development as it is currently practiced. The volume is organized around three central questions:

This volume engages with the puzzle of how best to conceptualize an alternative development, one that improves the living conditions of poor people in the South and simultaneously demands a solution that focuses on the integration of gender, diversity and development with the realities of people’s lives.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Economic development projects -- Social aspects -- Developing countries.
Women in development.
Community development -- Developing countries -- Citizen participation.