Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Book Launch: Jan 29th - Race, Racism and Development by Kalpana Wilson

We invite you to the launch of

Race, Racism and Development
Interrogating History: Discourse and Practice

With a discussion between the author

Kalpana Wilson


Firoze Manji

Head of CODESRIA's Documentation and Information Centre, Dakar

Followed by snacks and refreshments

Tuesday 29th January - 6.30pm
The Institute of Education
Drama Studio, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL  
(Organised by the London International Development Centre)

‘Race’, Racism and Development by Kalpana Wilson is published by Zed Books, priced £19.99/$34.95,
 ISBN 9781848135123
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'This important book breaks the silence on race and racism in development. Kalpana Wilson's nuanced historical and political analysis goes beyond a narrow critique of the development industry to address broader questions of injustice, making this a book that ought to be essential reading for all students and practitioners of development.'
Andrea Cornwall, Professor of Anthropology and International Development, University of Sussex

'Race, Racism and Development makes several key interventions that bridge postcolonial, political economic, critical race, and feminist literatures. Wilson's critiques of Foucauldian approaches to power and development are a breath of fresh air ... [her] careful attention to the histories and dynamics of domination and resistance around the globe and their significance for contemporary politics is compelling ...The author rightly asks us to think more deeply about what a productive politics of transnational solidarity would look like. This book marks a major moment in the project to break the silence around race and racism in development studies.'

David Naguib Pellow, Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota, author of Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice

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