Discordant Development : Global Capitalism and the Struggle for Connection in Bangladesh
This book reveals contradictory ways that local people attempt to connect to, and are disconnected by, foreign capital. Commentators on the situation have different frameworks, whether of dispossession and scarcity, the success of Corporate Social Responsibility, or imperialist exploitation and corruption. Yet as Gardner argues, what really matters in the struggles over resources is which of these stories are heard, and the power of those who tell them.
Based on the narratives of dispossessed land owners, urban activists, mining officials and the rural landless, Discordant Development shows the real picture behind the effect multinational capital has on indigenous communities.
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- Hardback | 280 pages
- 135 x 215 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
- 15 Mar 2012
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
2. Histories of connection: colonialism, migration and multinationals
3. Material Connections: Resources and Livelihoods in Duniyapur
4. Our Own Poor: Social Connections, `Helping' and Claims to Entitlement
5. Claims of Partnership and Ethical Connection : Chevron's Programme of `Community Engagement'
6. Rumour and Activism: Politics Break Out
7. Blow Out! Stories of Disconnection and Loss
About Katy Gardner