Readings

Below are links to the PDFs for the readings.  Please print out each reading and bring it with you to class.

August 25:

JD Sachs and JW McArthur, “The Millenium Project: a plan for meeting the Millennium Development Goals,” Lancet, 2005.

Dambisa Moyo, “Why foreign aid is hurting Africa,” Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2009.

August 30:

Karl Marx, “The Origins and Development of Capitalism,” Karl Marx Selected Writings, 1956.

September 1:

Sankaran Krishna, “The Story of Unequal Development from 1500 to 1900,” Globalization and Postcolonialism, 2009.

September 6:

Sankaran Krishna, “Third-World Development in the Twentieth Century,” Globalization and Postcolonialism, 2009.

September 8:

Immanuel Wallerstein, “Africa in a Capitalist World,” The Essential Wallerstein, 2000.

September 13:

Frantz Fanon, “The Fact of Blackness” and “The Negro and Recognition,” Black Skin, White Masks, 1952.

September 15:

Frantz Fanon, “The Trials and Tribulations of National Consciousness,” The Wretched of the Earth, 1961.

September 20:

David Harvey, “The Neoliberal State,” A Brief History of Neoliberalism, 2005.

September 22:

David Harvey, “Uneven Geographical Developments,” A Brief History of Neoliberalism, 2005.

September 27:

David Harvey, “Neoliberalism with Chinese Characteristics,” A Brief History of Neoliberalism, 2005.

September 29:

Aihwa Ong, “Zoning Technologies in East Asia,” Neoliberalism as Exception, 2006.

October 4:

Joseph Stiglitz, “Promise of Global Institutions” Globalization and its Discontents, 2000.

October 6:

Joseph Stiglitz, “Broken Promises,” Globalization and its Discontents, 2000.

October 11:

Walden Bello, “Building an Iron Cage: Bretton Woods Institutions, the WTO and the South,” Views from the South, 2000.

October 13:

Vandana Shiva, “War against Nature and the People of the South,” Views from the South, 2000.

October 18:

NO READING–MID-TERM DUE

October 20:

Naomi Klein, “Blank is Beautiful,” The Shock Doctrine, 2007.

October 25:

Naomi Klein, “The Other Shock Doctor,” The Shock Doctrine, 2007.

October 27:

Naomi Klein, “States of Shock,” The Shock Doctrine, 2007.

November 1:

Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid, 2009.

November 3:

Amartya Sen, “Development as Capabilities Expansion”, 1990.

November 8:

James Ferguson, “Preface and Introduction ,” The Anti-Politics Machine, 1994.

November 10:

James Ferguson, “Chapter 9 and Epilogue,” The Anti-Politics Machine, 1994.

November 15:

Arturo Escobar, “The Problematization of Poverty: the Tale of Three Worlds and Development”, Encountering Development, 1995. 

Escobar’s reading can be accessed through the library’s website.  Do a Voyager search for “Escobar Arturo”, click on “Encountering Development” and read Chapter Two,

November 17:

Ashis Nandy, “The Beautiful, Expanding Future of Poverty: Popular Economics as Ego Defense,” 2002.

November 22:

Timothy Mitchell, “The Object of Development,” Rule of Experts, 2002.

November 24:

NO CLASS–THANKSGIVING DAY

November 29:

Mike Davis, Planet of Slums (excerpt), 2010.

December 1:

Steven H. Lopez, “Contesting the Neoliberal City: Pittsburg’s Public Service Unions Contront a Neoliberal Agenda,” Global Ethnography, 2000.

December 6:
Aneesh, A., “Virtual Migration”, Virtual Migration, 2010.

December 8:

NO READING–FINAL EXAM DUE

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