Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Rowman & Littlefield International
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978-1-78660-349-4 • Hardback • March 2018 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
978-1-78660-350-0 • Paperback • June 2019 • $45.00 • (£35.00)
978-1-78660-351-7 • eBook • March 2018 • $42.50 • (£33.00)
Daniel Bendix is a Professor for Global Development at Friedensau Adventist University, Germany.
1. Introduction / 2. German Colonialism, Development Policy and Colonial Power / 3. Development Education and the (De-)Stabilisation of Colonial Power / 4. Billboard Advertising and the Potential for Subverting Colonial Power / 5. Transforming Childbirth-Related Care in East Africa and Challenges to Colonial Power / 6. Controlling Population in East Africa / Conclusion: Colonial Power Transnationally, the German Case and Postcolonial Future
Daniel Bendix's rigorous, daring and original analysis challenges dominant understandings of history and development by engaging with the violences, paradoxes and present effects of Germany's colonial power. Bendix invites readers to open horizons for postcolonial futures by facing their complicity in systemic harm and the complexities of our planetary interdependence. This book offers a major contribution to international debates about the historical and systemic (re)production of global inequalities.
— Vanessa Andreotti, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change at the University of British Columbia
In this accessible and meticulously-researched book, Daniel Bendix offers a nuanced and compelling account of Germany’s development interventions, challenging the Anglocentric focus of much postcolonial and critical race thinking on development with a reminder of the multiplicity of colonial projects and contemporary development interventions. What is equally refreshing is that Bendix consistently analyses the links between the discursive and the material, tracing across different historical periods the connections between shifting discourses around fertility and population growth and the changing interests of transnational German capital.
— Kalpana Wilson, Lecturer in Geography, Birkbeck, University of London
An original and comprehensive account of German development policy and one of a few studies to focus on development interventions concerning population control and reproductive health. Drawing on a range of archival materials, interviews with German development workers and observation, Daniel Bendix provides a convincing account of the discursive and non-discursive continuities from the colonial period into contemporary development interventions.
— Cheryl McEwan, Professor of Human Geography, Durham University
Based on painstaking research on a previously neglected development context, this book is an impressive and much needed contribution to post-colonial development studies. By challenging monolithic narratives of colonization, the book serves as a crucial reminder that we need to recognize the various and multifaceted ways in which colonial power is manifested in contemporary international development.
— Maria Eriksson Baaz, Professor in Peace and Development Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
this is a well-researched (going by the literature,
resources and interviews) and well-analysed publication. This is a must for (advance level) students, researchers,
teachers and practitioners who wish to understand the connections between the colonial past (of Germany) and its
remains in the present, namely in its current the intra- and international developmental policies and practices. (Previous Edition Praise)
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