The authors use the themes of gender, tradition and identity, human rights and new communication technologies to explore the challenges that processes of cultural change pose to conventional understandings of development. The book concludes by considering the move beyond "development" to a "post–development" paradigm.
The book is made up of thematic chapters which include outlines and overviews of the specific topics, as well as case studies to illustrate the issues. The authors have designed the book specifically for students and teachers and the material included has been class–tested during their own teaching.
Preface: The Cross–overs of Culture and Development.
Thinking about Culture and Development.
Bringing Culture and Development Together,.
Globalization and the Politics of Representation.
Feminism, Development, and Culture.
Inventing Traditions, Construction Nations.
Human Rights, Cultural Difference, and Globalization.
Culture, Development, and the Information Revolution.