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Development in Africa presented as an investment opportunity for Western capitalists

For Gilbert Rist, the term ‘development’ functions as an excuse to reinforce the capitalist agenda for western imperialists presenting those who adopt the term as progressive because of its association with the improvement of living standards (2007). 310 more words

Africa

We Need An Education System Overhaul In Kenya - Part 1

I cannot remember a lot from my primary school Science and Agriculture class. One of the few things that I remember from Arts and Craft class is dovetail joints. 834 more words

Kenya

Mexican Underdevelopment: Pop-Sociology

It’s six a.m., I am sipping my first cup of coffee on the small balcony near the tall coconut tree. It’s still dark but I can see a short stocky woman sweeping the ground of the open space in front of the hotel next door. 2,427 more words

Foreign Affairs

Mexican Underdevelopment: Pop-Sociology

It’s six a.m., I am sipping my first cup of coffee on the small balcony near the tall coconut tree. It’s still dark but I can see a short stocky woman sweeping the ground of the open space in front of the hotel next door. 2,427 more words

Socio-Political Essays

On Jean-Francois Bayart's "Africa in the World: a History of Extraversion"

Jean-Francois Bayart’s “Africa in the World: a History of Extraversion” sheds lights on Sub-Saharan Africa’s dependency on the external world. In fact, Bayart denies the theories of Africa being marginalized in the world economy citing “the dynamics generated by the manner Africa inserted itself into this world economy” (237). 618 more words

Jean-Francois Bayart

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

Late Author Walter Rodney

Before a bomb ended his life in the summer of 1980, Walter Rodney had created a powerful legacy. This pivotal work, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, had already brought a new perspective to the question of underdevelopment in Africa. 49 more words

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