Language, discourse and participation: Studies in donor-driven development in Tanzania

By Irmi Maral-Hanak

This study presents challenging findings on language choice and discourse formation in participatory development co-operation. Situated in the framework of two rural development programs in Tanzania, it questions multilingual routines in development co-operation and deals with issues of linguistic exclusion in postcolonial societies. At the same time, it demonstrates how development objectives are negotiated at grass-root level, addressing persistent questions of agency in donor-driven planning processes.

288 pages

Publication Date: 5/22/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643500144