Decentring Development: Understanding Change in Agrarian by T. Jakimow PDF

By T. Jakimow

ISBN-10: 113746643X

ISBN-13: 9781137466433

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The methods we comprehend methods of agrarian switch are urgent matters for coverage makers and improvement practitioners. reading adjustments in agrarian societies in India and Indonesia, the writer finds how changes to self are severe elements shaping swap, in addition to under-recognized outcomes of improvement initiatives.

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Rarely incorporated into the analysis of development as governmentality is the precarious and provisional nature of subject positions, as well as how processes of subjectivation occur within a context of multiple and at times contradictory discourses. That is, analysis stops short of a more complex treatment of the processes of self. The ‘self-in-process’ Missing in development studies is an approach that takes the contingent, variable and constantly evolving processes of self-becoming as the focal 26 Rethinking Social Change through the Development Actor point in an analysis of development.

Such an instance of what she calls ‘contradictory interpellation’ occurs when ‘subjects constructed in subordination by a set of discourses are, at the same time, interpellated as equal by other discourses’ (1988: 95). The discursive context comprises multiple discourses, with conflicting implications for one’s identity, and positioning in relation to others. The discursive field is at any given time the result of a particular historical formation. As such, it is a possible site for change, as people attempt to disrupt, displace or rearticulate the terms that position individuals (Hall 2000: 112).

The possibilities for multiple identities, for contradictory interpellation and contestation over meanings, are critical factors in immanent development. At the same time, evaluations and critiques of the consequences of intentional development must also consider how the introduction of discursive practices may result in contradictory interpellation and provide resources for creative self-becoming. In Chapter 5, I consider the ways the state influences processes-of-self through the provision of discursive resources.

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