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    DescriptionWinner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE specialty group (Cultural and Political Ecology)) Decolonizing Development investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of power. Based on novel interpretations of postcolonial and Marxist theory and applied to original research data Amply supplemented with maps and illustrations An intriguing and invaluable resource for scholars of postcolonialism, development, geography, and the Maya

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    Decolonizing Development
    Colonial Power and the Maya
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joel Wainwright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 330
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781405157063
    ISBN 10: 1405157062

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBTQ, HBTR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    Libri: I-BE
    B&T Approval Code: A40200000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000, POL010000
    B&T Approval Code: A41860000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC021000, HIS007000
    B&T Approval Code: A15604000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS092000
    DC21: 305.89742707
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
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    DC22: 305.897/427072824
    LC classification: F1445 .W35 2008
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    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB, NHK, RG, NHTR, NHTQ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KLC
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PB-US-E
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, figures
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
    Publication date
    15 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Joel Wainwright is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the Ohio State University.
    Review quote
    "Wainwright is to be applauded for marshalling his considerable intellectual skills to advancing our understanding of Maya colonial experiences (past and present) in the confines of Belize." (Social & Cultural Geography, February 2009) "Theoretically sophisticated ... .It has some important things to say that are relevant to both scholars and practitioners concerned with development practices in the South today." (Geographical Journal, 2009) "Culture studies sometimes receive a hasty, often incoherent introduction ... .Fortunately, this book is an exception. Wainwright provides a meticulous and actually readable explanation of the culture studies 'manifesto.' One of the interesting issues discussed was the Mayas' 'development' into settled farming, as opposed to their original milpa (i.e., slash and bum) agriculture. Recommended." (CHOICE, December 2008)
    Back cover copy
    Postcolonialism and political economy are brought together in this groundbreaking book to examine development among the Maya of Belize. "Decolonizing Development" investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development. Through close readings of archival texts, maps, and development practices, Joel Wainwright unearths the roots of centuries of struggle over the representation of the Maya and their lands. He traces the shifts in discourses on this pre-Columbian civilization and documents indigenous resistance to the British colonial state. The politics of state-led development projects since the 1950s are explored through three case studies: the works of a soil scientist who served the British colonial state in Belize; two agricultural development projects that intended to settle Maya agriculture by improving mechanized rice production; and a 'counter-mapping' project that offers an indigenous view of the geography of southern Belize. Wainwright demonstrates how development - a stage upon which colonial struggles are replayed - sustains the very power inequalities it aims to resolve.
    Table of contents
    List of figures. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction. Part I: Colonizing the Maya. 1. The territorialization of southern Belize. 2. The matter of the Maya farm system. 3. An archaeology of Mayanism. Part II: Aporias of development. 4. From colonial to development knowledge. 5. Settling: fieldwork in the ruins of development. 6. Finishing the critique of cultural ecology. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.