Lecture2 - What is Development? Lecture Objectives 1....

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What is Development? Lecture Objectives 1. Understanding the power of language and words in shaping behaviour - Linking normative view with policy making 2. Look at the historical roots of how we came to view “development” today 3. Understand how “underdevelopment” as a social construct was invented 4. Uncovering the assumptions of the dominant view and argue why alternatives are not only possible, but necessary Millennium Development Goals - Where do they come from - What do they represent - Who defines these goals - How do they go about measuring that infact they are doing something to reduce these problems The social construction of development Meanings and Representation - Language construct meanings through representation o “gay” is now socially acceptable - Knowledge is constructed - Knowledge is constructed through discourse - Historical context and contingencies - Knowledge is power - Words like “development” is powerful because the meaning of the word has been constructed by people in power
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course GEOGRAPHY GGRa02 taught by Professor Bunce during the Fall '12 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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