"Arturo Escobar has given us an important and exciting take on issues of Third World development and its alternatives. . . . [This book] indisputably provides some exciting and significant new ways of thinking about development. . . . Arturo Escobar has done us all a service."--Contemporary Sociology
"[T]he cultural critique--and politics--proposed in this penetrating book are crucial in these perilous times."--Michael F. Jiménez, American Journal of Sociology
"[I]mportant. . . . [A]n original and provocative analysis."--Population and Development Review
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"An intelligent and thorough overview of the rise of the concept of 'development' . . . . [This book] represents the best of interdisciplinary work in cultural studies and speaks to central debates across the permeable borders of anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and development studies."--Orin Starn, Duke University
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