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The Resource The idea of development in Africa : a history, Corrie Decker, Elisabeth McMahon, (electronic resource)

The idea of development in Africa : a history, Corrie Decker, Elisabeth McMahon, (electronic resource)

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The idea of development in Africa : a history
Title
The idea of development in Africa
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Corrie Decker, Elisabeth McMahon
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Language
eng
Summary
The Idea of Development in Africa challenges prevailing international development discourses about the continent, by tracing the history of ideas, practices, and 'problems' of development used in Africa. In doing so, it offers an innovative approach to examining the history and culture of development through the lens of the development episteme, which has been foundational to the 'idea of Africa' in western discourses since the early 1800s. The study weaves together an historical narrative of how the idea of development emerged with an account of the policies and practices of development in colonial and postcolonial Africa. The book highlights four enduring themes in African development, including their present-day ramifications: domesticity, education, health, and industrialization. Offering a balance between historical overview and analysis of past and present case studies, Elisabeth McMahon and Corrie Decker demonstrate that Africans have always co-opted, challenged, and reformed the idea of development, even as the western-centric development episteme presumes a one-way flow of ideas and funding from the West to Africa.--
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Decker, Corrie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1970-
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McMahon, Elisabeth
Series statement
  • New approaches to African history
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
16
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  • Economic development
  • Africa
Label
The idea of development in Africa : a history, Corrie Decker, Elisabeth McMahon, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316217344
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316217344
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316217344
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1202026934
Label
The idea of development in Africa : a history, Corrie Decker, Elisabeth McMahon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316217344
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316217344
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316217344
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1202026934

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