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In the wake of the affluent society : an exploration of post-development / Serge Latouche ; introduced and translated by Martin O'Connor and Rosemary Arnoux.


London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books, 1993.
ISBN 1856491722, 1856491714

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Standard Title Planète des naufragés. English
Subjects Consumptiemaatschappij.
Developing countries.
Economic development.
Entwicklung -- Theorie -- Welt.
Informal sector (Economics)
Informal sector (Economics) -- Developing countries.
Internationale economische ontwikkeling.
Noord-Zuidverhouding.
Pays en développement.
Poor -- Developing countries.
Poor.
Société de consommation.
Théorie du développement.
Description 256 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-250) and index.
Contents The denied richness of the other and the rediscovery of the plurality of life. A grand society of beggars -- 7. The New Society of the Castaways. The island of the non-Crusoes. Prophetic cults and syntheses. The town mouse and the country mouse. The population question. Holism and individualism. Technological society versus society with a human face. Dynamism and solidarity. The location of the castaways' society. The dangers threatening the new planet. Happiness without more.
The truth about development assistance: aid that kills. The mechanics of exclusion -- 4. The Archipelago of the Informal. The significance of the formal/informal division. The paradoxical situation of the informal vis-a-vis the ethnocentrism of economics. Conflicts in interpretation of the informal economy -- 5. Siren Song: Perspectives in the Wake of Development. Newly industrialised countries and the temptation of development. The logical paradox of the normalisation of the informal. The ambiguity of 'assistance policies' in the informal sector. 'Alternative development' and alternatives to development. The ambiguities of food self-sufficiency policies. The trap of basic needs. Appropriate technologies: to what end? -- 6. The Standard of Living. Standardisation of life. The recent invasion of GNP per head. The ancient origins and significance of 'standard of living'. The incongruity of 'standard of living' in the Third World.
Other Identifiers ZBWT00491624
Geographic Area Developing countries
Network Numbers (OCoLC)28149254
(OCoLC)ocm28149254
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Latouche, Serge, 1940-
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