Postdevelopment in Practice
Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies
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.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Elise Klein & Carlos Eduardo Morreo
Part I. Theorising a practice of postdevelopment
- Postdevelopment at 25: On ‘Being Stuck’ and Moving Forward, Sideways, Backward and Otherwise
- Postdevelopment in Japan: Revisiting Yoshirou Tamanoi's Theory of Regionalism
- Postdevelopment’s Forgotten "Other Roots" in the Spanish and Latin American History of Development Thought
- Revisiting Transition
- Praxis in World of the Third Contexts: Beyond Third Worldism and Development Studies
- Crisis as Opportunity: Finding Pluriversal Paths
- Beyond Development: Postcapitalist and Feminist Praxis in Adivasi Contexts
- Postdevelopment Alternatives in the North
- "Who Wants a 'Development' that Doesn't Recognize Alternatives? Working with and Against Postdevelopment in Jagatsinghpur, India"
- Economic Hybridity in Remote Indigenous Australia as Development Alterity
- Plurinationality as a Strategy: Transforming Local State Institutions Toward Buen Vivir
- Surviving Well Together: Postdevelopment, Maternity Care and the Politics of Ontological Pluralism
- State-Funded Services Delivery as Cosmopolitical Work: Opportunities for Postdevelopment in Practice in Northern Australia?
- Myths of Development: Democratic Dividends and Gendered Subsidies of Land and Social Reproduction in Uganda
- Green and Anti-Green revolutions in East Timor and Peru: Seeds, Lies and Applied Anthropology
- Body Politics and Postdevelopment
- Manoeuvring Political Realms: Alternatives to Development in Haiti
- Technoaffective Reinscriptions: Networks of Care and Critique ‘Inside’ and ‘Outside’ of Europe in the Age of Precarity
- Design Futuring in a Borderland of Postdevelopment
- Is Contemporary Art Postdevelopmental? A Study of ‘Art as NGO’
Gustavo Esteva & Arturo Escobar
Sara Caria & Rafael Dominguez
Anup Dhar & Anjan Chakrabarti
Ashish Kothari et al.
Part 2. Siting postdevelopment
Aram Ziai, Franziska Müller & Daniel Bendix
Sandeep Pattnaik & Samantha Balaton-Chrimes
Katharine McKinnon, Stephen Healy and Kelly Dombroski
Christopher J. Shepherd
Anyely Marin Cisneros & Rebecca Close
21. Postdevelopment in Practice, an Invitation
Elise Klein & Carlos Eduardo Morreo
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
"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