Dislocation and Resettlement in Development: From Third World to the World of the Third

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Taylor & Francis, Aug 11, 2009 - Political Science - 256 pages
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Challenging the more conventional approaches to dislocation and resettlement that are the usual focus of discussion on the topic, this book offers a unique theory of dislocation in the form of primitive accumulation.

Interrogating the ‘reformist-managerial’ and ‘radical-movementist’ approaches, it historicizes and politicizes the event of dislocation as a moment to usher in capitalism through the medium of development. Such a framework offers alternative avenues to rethinking dislocation and resettlement, and indeed the very idea of development. Arguing that dislocation should not be seen as a necessary step towards achieving progress - as it is claimed in the development discourse - the authors show that dislocation emerges as a socio-political constituent of constructing capitalism.

This book will be of interest to academics working on Development Studies, especially on issues relating to the political economy of development and globalization.

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About the author (2009)

Anjan Chakrabarti is Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calcutta, India. His publications most recently include (as co-author) Transition and Development in India (also published by Routledge). Anup Kumar Dhar is Associate Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore, India. As co-authors, they recently published Global Capitalism and World of the Third.

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