By Joel Wainwright

Winner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in popularity of leading edge scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE forte team (Cultural and Political Ecology)) Decolonizing improvement investigates the methods colonialism formed the fashionable global through examining the connection among colonialism and improvement as different types of strength. in line with novel interpretations of postcolonial and Marxist idea and utilized to unique study information Amply supplemented with maps and illustrations An exciting and beneficial source for students of postcolonialism, improvement, geography, and the Maya

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12 I am involved in the struggle to materialize the IACHR ruling as a member of the advisory council of the Julian Cho Society (JCS), an indigenousrights NGO in southern Belize; as an ‘‘expert adviser’’ to lawyers collaborating with Maya communities to win a case against the Government in the Supreme Court of Belize; as an assistant to an ongoing counter-mapping project; and in other roles (see Wainwright 2007). 13 This has been a matter taken up in the literature on political ecology. This book could be read as political ecology if we define this field as an antidisciplinary project aimed at calling into question the nature of politics and the politics of nature (see Wainwright 2005).

32 C A P I TA L I S M Q U A D E V E L O P M E N T 31 On the political economy school of development geography, see Samatar (1989, 1999); Glassman (2004); Carmody (2001). 32 See especially Ferguson (1990); Escobar (1994); Crush (1995); and Rist (1997). Post-development is comprised of a diverse collection readings of development practices, all of which suggest some poststructural influences, particularly Foucault. But these influences are applied unevenly and often in a simplified, functionalist way by post-development writers.

34 C A P I TA L I S M Q U A D E V E L O P M E N T 59 Chatterjee (2001: 169). Chatterjee comes close to Heidegger’s position here. I see no justification for reducing this dynamic to a question of science and technology. Finance is fundamental. 60 See Spivak (1988, 1999). Spivak’s original argument was an intervention in debates of the Subaltern Studies group on the question of the very possibility of reclaiming subaltern histories (cf. Guha 1982, in Chaturvedi 2000), but it applies equally to subaltern geographies.

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