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Irmi Maral-Hanak
Language, discourse and participation: Studies in donor-driven development in Tanzania
Reihe: Ethnologie: Forschung und Wissenschaft
Bd. 20, 2009, 288 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-50014-4

This study presents challenging findings on language choice and discourse formation in participatory development co-operation. Situated in the framework of two rural development programmes in Tanzania, it questions multilingual routines in development co-operation and deals with issues of linguistic exclusion in postcolonial societies. At the same time, it demonstrates how development objectives are negotiated at grass-root level, addressing persistent questions of agency in donor-driven planning processes.

Irmi Maral-Hanak is Associate Professor at the African Studies and Development Studies Programmes of the University of Vienna, Austria.

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