Thinking small : the United States and the lure of community development / Daniel Immerwahr.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (x, 253 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0674735838; 9780674735835.Subject(s): Community development -- United States -- History | Community development -- Developing countries -- History | Economic assistance, American -- Developing countries -- History | Rural development projects -- United States -- History | Rural development projects -- Developing countries -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Thinking small.DDC classification: 307.1/40973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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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