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Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development

Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Immerwahr, Daniel

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Winner of the Merle Curti Award in Intellectual History, Organization of American Historians Co-Winner of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History Book Award Thinking Small tells the story of how the United States sought to rescue the world from poverty through small-scale, comm...unity-based approaches. And it also sounds a warning: such strategies, now again in vogue, have been tried before, with often disastrous consequences. Unfortunately, far from eliminating deprivation and attacking the social status quo, bottom-up community development projects often reinforced them...This is a history with real stakes. If that prior campaign's record is as checkered as Thinking Small argues, then its intellectual descendants must do some serious rethinking... How might those in twenty-first-century development and anti-poverty work forge a better path? They can start by reading Thinking Small. --Merlin Chowkwanyun, Boston Review As the historian Daniel Immerwahr demonstrates brilliantly in Thinking Small, the history of development has seen constant experimentation with community-based and participatory approaches to economic and social improvement...Immerwahr's account of these failures should give pause to those who insist that going small is always better than going big. --Jamie Martin, The Nation
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ISBN 9780674984127
Released NZ 15 Jan 2018
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780674984127
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Harvard University Press
Released 15 Jan 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Immerwahr, Daniel
Category Award Winning
World History
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
International Relations
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 235mm
Height: 156mm
Spine: 184mm
Dewey Code 307.140973
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States, History, Developing countries, Economic assistance, American, Community development
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly