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Postdevelopment in Practice

Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies

Elise Klein Carlos Eduardo Morreo



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10 April 2019
Postdevelopment in Practice critically engages with recent trends in postdevelopment and critical development studies that have destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and exposing areas where it has failed in its objectives, whilst also pushing beyond theory to uncover alternatives in practice.

This book reflects a rich and diverse range of experience in postdevelopment work, bringing together emerging and established contributors from across Latin America, South Asia, Europe, Australia and elsewhere, and it brings to light the multiple and innovative examples of postdevelopment practice already underway. The complexity of postdevelopment alternatives are revealed throughout the chapters, encompassing research on economy and care, art and design, pluriversality and buen vivir, the state and social movements, among others. Drawing on feminisms and political economy, postcolonial theory and critical design studies, the 'diverse economies' and 'world of the third' approaches and discussions on ontology and interdisciplinary fields such as science and technology studies, the chapters reveal how the practice of postdevelopment is already being carried out by actors in and out of development.

Students, scholars and practitioners in critical development studies and those seeking to engage with postdevelopment will find this book an important guide to applying theory to practice.
Edited by:   Elise Klein, Carlos Eduardo Morreo
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   472g
ISBN:   9781138588677
ISBN 10:   1138588679
Series:   Routledge Critical Development Studies
Pages:   334
Publication Date:   10 April 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Elise Klein is a Senior Lecturer of Development Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia Carlos Eduardo Morreo teaches Development Studies and International Political Economy in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University

Reviews for Postdevelopment in Practice: Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies

In Postdevelopment in Practice, dynamic co-editors Elise Klein and Carlos Eduardo Morreo combine their talents to provide an inspirational volume. They marshal an exceptional group of emerging and established critical thinkers-academics, activists and artists from the global South and North-to explore alternate ways of being and living in a world that is increasingly hazardous to human and non-human species alike. This absorbing book theoretically interrogates and empirically documents diverse forms of `postdevelopment in practice'. Its future-focused perspectives will challenge and richly reward the politically-engaged reader. -- Jon Altman, Emeritus Professor, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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