Everyday Economic Practices: The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Egyptian Voices by Savinna ChowdhuryEveryday Economic Practices: The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Egyptian Voices by Savinna Chowdhury

Everyday Economic Practices: The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Egyptian Voices

bySavinna ChowdhuryEditorSavinna Chowdhury

Paperback | July 20, 2015

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This book brings to the forefront the significance of local everyday economic practices to development policymaking. Chowdhury's objective in unearthing these diverse activities is two-fold. She demonstrates why it is a misrepresentation to characterize all that is economic as "capitalism".  Additionally, she contends that in those instances of rupture where local economic practices break into dominant narratives of the economy, we catch a glimpse of what James Scott has referred to as the "hidden transcripts" of alternative epistemologies. Chowdhury argues that the normative content of these other epistemological frameworks provide us with alternative ways to conceptualize economic development as something other than industrialization, urbanization and environmental degradation as experienced by the West.

Title:Everyday Economic Practices: The 'Hidden Transcripts' of Egyptian VoicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.68 inPublished:July 20, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415542758

ISBN - 13:9780415542753


Table of Contents

Introduction: Two Objectives  1. Problematizing Participation  2. Is Participatory Research Development's Postmodern Turn?  3. The Political Economy of Participation in Egypt  4. Planning Luxor: Resistance, Contestation and Rupture in Upper Egypt  5. Revisiting Rotating Savings and Credit Associations