Language, discourse and participation: Studies in donor-driven development in Tanzania

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Irmi Maral-Hanak

ISBN 978-3-643-50014-4
Band-Nr. 20
Jahr 2009
Seiten 288
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft

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This study presents challenging findings on language choice and discourse
formation in participatory development co-operation. Situated in the
framework of two rural development programmes in Tanzania, it questions
multilingual routines in development co-operation and deals with issues of
linguistic exclusion in postcolonial societies. At the same time, it
demonstrates how development objectives are negotiated at grass-root
level, addressing persistent questions of agency in donor-driven planning

Irmi Maral-Hanak is Associate Professor at the African Studies and
Development Studies Programmes of the University of Vienna, Austria.