Power and Visibility: Development and the Invention and Management of the Third World

@article{Escobar1988PowerAV,
  title={Power and Visibility: Development and the Invention and Management of the Third World},
  author={Arturo Andr{\'e}s Hern{\'a}ndez Escobar},
  journal={Cultural Anthropology},
  year={1988},
  volume={3},
  pages={428-443}
}
  • A. Escobar
  • Published 1 November 1988
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology
This article presents in a succinct manner the basic argument and the major results and lines of analysis of a doctoral dissertation on the constitution of a number of nations (much of Asia, Africa, and Latin America) as "Third World" or "underdeveloped," and their treatment as such thereafter (Escobar 1987). The study builds upon recent work in various fields on the dynamics of discourse and power in the representation of social reality, and examines (1) the conformation of a new mode of… 

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