Development, Poverty of Culture, and Social Policy

Development, Poverty of Culture, and Social Policy

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This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of complex issues, constructs, and interventions that deal with human-social problems with global implications.It posits social development theory and practice in a critically important context challenging the scientific orthodoxy of our times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349292653
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/26/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Author Brij Mohan: Professor of Social Work, Louisiana State University, USA

Table of Contents

PART I: CULTURE OF DEVELOPMENT Theorizing Poverty of Culture: Requiem for Change Development Delusion Entropy of Developmentalism Politics of Development PART II: THE MIND OF DARKNESS End of the Third World Rise of the Rest Banality of Global Evil The Caste War: Archeology of a Perpetual Conflict PART III: TRANSFORMATIVE POLICY The Ordeal of Reason Inanity of Social Intervention Rethinking of International Social Work Social Practice in a Troubled World New Social Development: A Paradigm Human Rights Today Idioms of Social Change Epilogue: Culture as a Defensive Spider

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