Critiquing 'race' and racism in development discourse and practice

Kothari, Uma
January 2006
Progress in Development Studies;Jan2006, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article criticizes race and racism in development discourse and practice. It offers critical and challenging perspectives by addressing some of the discursive, material and institutional elements of race and racism from micro- to macro-levels, emphasizing that race matters and needs to be taken seriously in all aspects of development discourse and practice. It stresses that the focus of the article is on a racialized eurocentrism and it is not the intention to suggest a singular, homogenized discourse of development nor deny the existence of dissenting practitioners in the west and elsewhere.


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