Day 8: Thursday July 30th

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3-4.30pm Racism, Sexism and Development

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Cristina Fróes de Borja Reis, Regimeire Oliveira Maciel, Fernanda Graziella Cardoso (Federal University of ABC, Brazil): The economic development of Latin America and its main problems: a feminist perspective

Peter Doyle (Independent Scholar): On Economic Agency

Surbhi Kesar (Azim Premji University, India): Economic dualism, precarity, and exclusion: Employment transitions and economic transformation in India

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4.30-5pm Coffee Break

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5-6.30pm: Anti-Colonial and Post-Colonial Development

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Max Ajl (Wageningen University and Tunisian Observatory for Food Sovereignty and the Environment)

Ibrahim Shikaki (Trinity College)

Divya Sharma (University of Sussex, UK)

This 3-paper panel treats post-colonial theories of development and underdevelopment. It shows how (post)colonial theory is needed to make sense of and to offer alternatives to regnant patterns of accumulation and dispossession. Throughout much of Latin America, Africa, and the Arab region – geographically, West Asia – dependency theory was a dominant mode of interpreting social realities in the 1970s and 1980s, while in South Asia, analogues of dependency theory rubbed shoulders from the 1950s-1980s with extensions of Gandhian economics into the realm of do-it-yourself or auto-centered development based on “traditional” knowledge and appropriate agricultures and technologies. This panel seeks to bring these theories of development and underdevelopment into dynamic and comparative conversation, by showing how specific tools were and are required to make sense of (post)-colonial social structures and oppression, and how in turn such specific tools, in grasping the specificity of such oppressions, could implicitly or explicitly point to exit routes from the trap of permanent colonial and post-colonial underdevelopment and ongoing primitive accumulation. 

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