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Development Studies and Postcolonial Studies: Disparate Tales of the Third World

Sylvester, Christine


This article presents and juxtaposes critical genealogies of develpment studies and postcolonial studies, two bodies of liberature on the 'Third World' that ignore each other's missions and writings. I demonstrate that the two fields have some areas of convergence, such as groundings in knowledge of and concern about the West, and other areas of divergence: development studies does not tend to listen to subalterns and postcolonial studies does not tend to concern itself with whether the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Third World Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/01436599913514


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