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Majid Rahnema (Author of The Post-Development Reader)

Majid, there is something unsettling about your inquisition. Little today remains of that enthusiasm. He represented Iran at the UN from to Manid worry about minds, hearts and social rituals being infected by development, not only because it obliterates the unique beauty and goodness of the now, but also because it awakens the “we”.

Iranian diplomats births deaths. This position has led some of your critics to argue that you are interested more in the history of majix arts of suffering than in actions aimed at reducing or eventually eliminating different forms of sufferings.

And the visceral rebellion it provokes in us is quite understandable and justified. A Threat to Liberation – Pan Simmons The story is true of things, be they food, or ideas, or books. He works on problems of poverty and production processes of poverty by the market economy.

If I am correct, you have never been interested in the kind on actions in which rahneka, developmentalists or Marxist and other social intervenors generally take pride; namely, to extend care or assistance to rahnems who are presumed to suffer or need help.

And now that you have so kindly agreed to break your long silence on development and allowed me to engage in a friendly yet open conversation on the matter, I would like you to satisfy my curiosity on a couple of questions.

About Contact News Giving to the Press. To help you grasp the depth of my question, I think of a beautiful answer you gave to David Cayley when he asked you, “Once one has laid bare these certainties and becomes aware of ‘needs,’ ‘care,’ ‘development’ — whatever these cherished concepts are — once one has investigated them, once one has seen Retrieved from ” https: During a decade or more, my criticism focused on the procedures used in the attempt to reach goals that I did not then question.


Colonization of the Mind – Ashis Nandy Most importantly, in terms of the future, they present some of the experiences and ideals out of which ordinary people are now trying to construct their own more humane and culturally and ecologically respectful alternatives to development, which, in turn, may provide useful signposts for those concerned with the post-development era that is now at hand. He replied, “A hundred dirham’s weight would suffice. Thus I cannot very well reject your request.

This refinement of the first-person experience has been largely washed away wherever development has set it. The contributors illuminate the wisdom of vernacular society which modern development thinking and practice has done so much to denigrate and destroy.

I know this is so because I remember it as controversial and polemical in character. The infrapolitics of Subordinate Groups – James C. Assure your friend that neither naval gazing nor flight from the city is appropriate; rather only a risky presence to the Other, together with openness to an absent loved third, no matter how fleeting.

Further, I speak with pleasure, for your questions are a poignant reminder of a conversation that has been a true enquiry.

Majid Rahnema

And remember that there is no possibility of achieving this so long as the candle near our samovar stands for “everyone”. By contrast, you have always been concerned with the art of suffering, in particular the majiv of different cultures in coping with their sufferings. And you have deplored the fact that modernity has affected this art very negatively, while mauid has created new and perhaps more intolerable forms of suffering.

Paradoxical Growth – Serge Latouche Thinking of him, I sometimes wonder whether the joy and indeed the inner clarity gained by this type of questioning does not sometimes hinder one’s capacity to relate to the outer world and to participate in a meaningful social life.

The Idea of Progress – Teodor Shanin 7. Like your other writings, those papers continued to display the laser quality of your mind which allowed you to pierce through many of the opacities of your times.

The Post-Development Reader

Now, Back to your questions. He also served on the University Council of the United Nations from toand also resident representative of the United Nations in Mali. The question they now ask is: Inevitably, this wild-goose chase transforms the good into a value; it frustrates present satisfaction in Latin, enough-ness so that one always longs for something better that lies in the “not yet. It is this research that brings me now to show how a radical transformation of our lifestyle, including a reinvention of the chosen poverty, has now become the sine qua non of any serious struggle against new forms of production misery.


His many diplomatic activities in the third world led him to reflect on the development, particularly on poverty. He was Commissioner of the United Nations in Rwanda and Burundi infor elections and the referendum that led these countries to independence. In Medical Nemesis, my main concern was the destruction of the cultural matrix that supported an art of living characteristic of a time and place.

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Mexican Indians Say ‘Enough! Here we are, seated on my futon with a steaming samovar in front of us, relaxing in my mansard in the Bremen house of Barbara Duden: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is the opposite of a statistical “we”, the rahbema of being jointly enumerated and represented in a graphic column. He then settled in France, where he majidd at the American University of Paris.

University of Chicago Press: This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat Yes, as I was coming to see you here in Bremen, I felt it would be a more exceptional gift to the readers if I could offer them your views on development, some twenty-six years later, especially as “The Post-development Reader” is intended to help them better understand the post-development era. Development as Planned poverty – Ivan Illich I know that, for you, friendship is perceived as a way of reconciling the two, but is it possible to extend the grace of friendship to everyone?

I objected to compulsory schooling as an inappropriate means to pursue universal education — which I then approved Deschooling Society.

Majid Rahnema – Wikipedia

Friendship cannot be true unless it is open, inclusive, convivial — unless a third is fully welcome. Twitter Tweets by ChicagoDistrib. You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. In the next step, I became both more radical and more realistic.