Immerwahr, Daniel, 1980-

Thinking small : the United States and the lure of community development / Daniel Immerwahr. - 1 online resource (x, 253 pages) : illustrations - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface: Modernization, development, and community -- Introduction: Actually existing localism -- When small was big -- Development without modernization -- Peasantville -- Grassroots empire -- Urban villages -- Epilogue: What is dead and what is undead in community development?

Daniel Immerwahr tells how the United States sought to rescue the world from poverty through small-scale, community-based approaches. He also sounds a warning: such strategies, now again in vogue, have been tried before, alongside grander moderization schemes--with often disastrous consequences as self-help gave way to crushing local oppression.

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Community development--History.--United States
Community development--History.--Developing countries
Economic assistance, American--History.--Developing countries
Rural development projects--History.--United States
Rural development projects--History.--Developing countries