P09


Developing control: the reconfiguration of space and the making of development on the ground 
Convenors:
Matthäus Rest (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Sebastian Homm (Bonn University)
Miriam Wenner (University of Zurich)
Pia Hollenbach (University of Zurich)
Discussants:
Bart Klem (University of Melbourne)
Bert Suykens (Ghent University)
Location:
C402
Start time:
26 July, 2012 at 9:00 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
3

Short Abstract:

Despite the sweeping notions of 'development', it remains a process that happens in actual places. The panel will focus on the everyday practice of people affected by development projects. We put development in perspective and ask: how do different actors use the practice of development?

Long Abstract

Despite the sweeping and general notions of 'development', development remains a process that happens in actual places, intervening in the lives of actual people. Different actors - including the state, social movements, (multi-)national corporations and organizations - attempt to appropriate places in order to design them according to their interests and vision of development. The panel will be based on case studies from South Asia focusing on the everyday practice and perceptions of people actually affected by development projects. We put development in perspective and ask: how do different actors use, frame, shape and negotiate the practice of development?

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