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Majid Rahnema (Author of The Post-Development Reader)

Development and the People’s Immune System: The multiple “we” was traditionally characteristics of the human condition; the “first person plural” is a flower born out of sharing the good of convivial life. He died on 14 April The most destructive effect of development is its tendency to distract my eye from your face with the phantom, humanity, that I ought to love.

Like your other writings, those papers continued to display the laser quality of your mind which allowed you to pierce through many of the opacities of your times. To what extent do you believe that human solidarity implies that one has to somehow respond to suffering, eventually with a view either to reducing it, or to transforming it into an elevating exercise that is the opposite of its dehumanizing forms?

The Power of the Powerless: Unlike them, you seem to consider this attitude as both unloving and unrealistic, arrogant and counterproductive. The reflection of twenty years led to the publication of his book When Misery Hunts Poverty Colonization of the Mind – Ashis Nandy We must load it into lorries that we have to buy and maintain.

After his retirement in he taught at the University of California at Berkeley for six years, then, fromto Claremont Pitzer Colleges. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This morning, I conveyed to you the message of a younger friend who asked me to thank you for having left a deep mark on his life, since the first time he learned from you the need constantly to question his certainties.

Later, I increasingly questioned the pursuit of an abstract and ever more remote ideal called health. Iranian diplomats births deaths. The question they now ask is: He came to distinguish “poverty” lifestyle based on moderation, which may be voluntary cf.


Yet, the “developer” in me was then in great difficulty, considering your attack on the new myth as nothing more than a skillful provocation. He replied, “A hundred dirham’s weight would suffice.

I worry about minds, hearts and social rituals being infected by development, not only because it obliterates the unique beauty and goodness of the now, but also because it awakens the “we”.

Just last night, with my students who are also your readers, we celebrated your 70th birthday. Now, coming back to your advice to David, how do you think one could be a candle in the dark and still develop, at a social level, the type of compassion and love of the world which permeates all your thinking?

My eyes moved from the process toward its orientation, from the investment toward the vector’s direction, toward the assumed purpose. University of Chicago Press: But it does not apply to friends. Inevitably, this wild-goose chase transforms the good into a value; it frustrates present satisfaction in Latin, enough-ness so that one always longs for something better that lies in the “not yet.

The Post-Development Reader

In this book, the author summarized his approach:. But it is not by increasing the power of the machine to create goods and hardware products that this scandal will end, because the machine put into operation this effect is the same one that consistently produces misery. Most importantly, in terms of the future, they present some of the experiences and ideals out of which ordinary people are now trying to construct rhnema own more humane and culturally and ecologically respectful alternatives to development, which, in turn, may provide useful signposts for those concerned with the post-development era that is now rahne,a hand.

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Views Read Rahnrma View history. Birth of the Inclusion Society – Judith A. It is the opposite of a statistical “we”, the sense of being jointly enumerated and rahbema in a graphic column. With the collapse of colonialism, the millions who had joined the struggle accepted their majis new call for ‘development’. Is your counsel to live in the dark?


His many diplomatic activities in the third world led him to reflect on the development, particularly on poverty. Assure your friend that neither naval gazing nor flight from the city is appropriate; rather only a risky presence to the Other, together with openness to an absent loved third, no matter how fleeting. The Idea of Progress – Teodor Shanin 7. Retrieved from ” https: And the visceral rebellion it provokes in us is quite understandable and justified.

I know that, for you, friendship is perceived as a way of majkd the two, but is it possible to extend the grace of friendship to everyone? Paradoxical Growth – Serge Latouche But, closing this parenthesis, I remembered you saying yesterday that Buddhists who use meditation or other “spiritual” exercises tend to focus more on their navels than upon the possible consequences of their belief in majir oneness with the world.

I objected to compulsory schooling as an inappropriate means to pursue universal education — which I then approved Deschooling Society. Majid, it is only after those books to which you manid referred — that is since the s — that my main objection to development focuses on its rituals.

Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia Atakilte Beyene. You are correct in your belief that I had qualms about the notion of economic development early on. I began to question the goals of development more than the agencies, education more than the schools, health more than the hospitals. The Sprial of the Ram’s Horn: I know this is so because I remember it as controversial and polemical in character.

They deliver devastating critiques of the dominant amjid paradigm and what it has done to the peoples of the world and their richly diverse and sustainable ways of living. He works on problems of poverty and production processes of poverty by the market economy.