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Thinking small : the United States and the lure of community development / Daniel Immerwahr.

Author/creator Immerwahr, Daniel, 1980-
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Descriptionx, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subject(s)
Contents 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?
Abstract 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2014011215
ISBN9780674289949
ISBN0674289943

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