The Spirit of Regeneration: Andean Culture Confronting Western Notions of Development by Frédérique Apffel-Marglin - PDF and EPUB eBook

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This volume assembles for the first time in English a selection of the work which a group of Peruvian development specialists...

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Exact title of the book
The Spirit of Regeneration: Andean Culture Confronting Western Notions of Development
Book author
Frédérique Apffel-Marglin
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
272 pages
Language
English
Published
February 1st 1998 by Zed Books
File size (in PDF)
1088 kB
The Spirit of Regeneration: Andean Culture Confronting Western Notions of Development

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This volume assembles for the first time in English a selection of the work which a group of Peruvian development specialists of peasant background have initiated since 1987. Their starting point is that development itself is the problem because its epistemologies and practices are alien to the indigenous peasantry. Instead, they believe that the native cultural and agricultural systems in the Andes are very much alive, environmentally respectful, and embody a viable, even if totally different, mode of being and understanding from the industrial West.

The contributors to this volume, all of them Peruvians, present different facets of this Andean worldview which, while able to absorb elements from other cultures, exists on its own terms and within its own ongoing cosmology.