Grassroots Post-Modernism: Remaking the Soil of Cultures

January 1, 1998|
Grassroots Post-Modernism: Remaking the Soil of Cultures by Gustavo Esteva
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This remarkable book draws its inspiration from what its authors describe as the post-modern epic now unfolding at the grassroots. It portrays the ways in which the world’s social majorities are now escaping from the monoculture of a single global civilization and regenerating their own cultural and natural spaces. In so doing, they are challenging the three sacred cows of modernity--the idea, entrenched in globalization, that there is only one, universally valid way of understanding social reality; the exclusive and general validity of Western-defined notions of human; and the notion of the self-sufficient individual, as opposed to people-in-community, which has grotesquely transformed how we see the human condition. This is quite simply, a book which will transform how one sees the world--North and South.

Gustavo Estevais one of Latin America’s leading critics of the development paradigm and is a key figure in the NGO world. Madhu Suri Prakashis Professor of Education at Penn State University.
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Title:Grassroots Post-Modernism: Remaking the Soil of CulturesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 8.56 X 5.32 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:280 pages, 8.56 X 5.32 X 0.8 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Zed BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1856495469

ISBN - 13:9781856495462

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