Discourses of Awareness

Development, Social Movements and the Practices of Freedom in Nepal


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Language: English
Published: 2013

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Pages: 320

About the Book

Discourses of Awareness explores the ways in which projects of development and social transformation, through both their successes and failures, have helped produce new forms of imagination and socio-political engagements in Nepal. Combining historical and ethnographic analyses, the book shows, among other things, how the self-conception of contemporary village leaders, the revolutionary visions of the Maoists, and the mobilization for the liberation of bonded laborers, all emerge out of the history of a variety of projects for individual and societal transformation and improvement in Nepal since the 1950s.