Decolonizing Development

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Joel Wainwright

Decolonizing Development
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Published15th September 2008
ISBN9780470712702
Price£75.00
Print ISBN9781405157063
eISBN9781444399790
Author
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Edition1st edition
Pages330
LanguageEnglish
Subjects:Geography
Thema 1.1:RG
BIC 2.1:RG
BISAC:SCI030000
123Library ID:14153
Format:eBook

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Winner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE specialty group (Cultural and Political Ecology))

Decolonizing Development investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of power.

  • Based on novel interpretations of postcolonial and Marxist theory and applied to original research data
  • Amply supplemented with maps and illustrations
  • An intriguing and invaluable resource for scholars of postcolonialism, development, geography, and the Maya

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Table of Contents

Decolonizing Development: Colonial Power and the Maya5
Contents9
List of Figures10
Acknowledgments12
List of Abbreviations14
Introduction: Capitalism qua Development17
Part I Colonizing the Maya55
1 Unsettling the Colonial Geographies of Southern Belize57
2 The Matter of the Maya Farm System85
3 An Archaeology of Mayanism115
Part II Aporias of Development167
4 From Colonial to Development Knowledge: Charles Wright and the Battles over the Columbia River Forest169
5 Settling: Fieldwork in the Ruins of Development216
6 Finishing the Critique of Cultural Ecology: Reading the Maya Atlas257
Conclusion298
Bibliography303
Index325