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So, in the name of eliminating the causes of sorrow, you said, they actually sever themselves from other people’s rahnrma rather than experiencing them. Majid, it is only after those books to which you just referred — that is since the s — that my main objection to development focuses on its rituals. Inhe created an Institute for Studies of Maji Development, inspired by the educational ideas of Paulo Freireto begin a development project basis with the farmers of Lorestan.

Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia Atakilte Beyene. I began to question the goals of development more than the agencies, education more than the schools, health more than the hospitals. Iranian raynema births deaths. You are correct in your belief that I had qualms about the notion of economic development early on.

Further, I speak with pleasure, for your questions are a poignant reminder of a conversation that has been a true enquiry.

Yet, the “developer” in me was then in great difficulty, considering your attack on the new myth as nothing more than a skillful provocation. But it does not apply to friends. Alternatives from an indian Grassroots Perspective – D. The maijd voluntaristic and empty “we” is the result of you and me, together with innumerable others, being made subject to the same technical management process — “we drivers,” “we smokers,” “we environmentalists.

It is the opposite of a statistical “we”, the sense of being jointly enumerated and represented in a graphic column.

Majid Rahnema

The spread of widespread misery and poverty is an obviously unacceptable social scandal, especially in societies perfectly capable of avoiding it. I rejected speedy transportation as a method of increased egalitarian access Energy and Equity.


By contrast, you have always been concerned with the art of suffering, in particular the history of different cultures in coping with their sufferings. Colonization of rahneema Mind – Ashis Nandy He was Commissioner of the United Nations in Raynema and Burundi infor elections and the referendum that led these countries to independence.

Development as Planned poverty – Ivan Illich Tell your friend the story of Saadi’s Golestan, the story you related at the celebration last night: Assure your friend that neither naval gazing nor flight from the city is appropriate; rather only a risky presence to the Other, together with openness to an absent loved third, no matter how fleeting.

Birth of the Inclusion Society – Judith A. They deliver devastating critiques of the dominant development paradigm and what it has done to the peoples of the world and their richly diverse and sustainable ways of living.

And remember that there is no possibility of achieving this so long as the candle near our samovar stands for “everyone”. But now their prophetic dimensions have prompted me to bring at least one of them to the attention of the younger generation as an important contribution to the history of the present.

I know that, for you, friendship is perceived as a way of reconciling the two, but is it possible to extend the grace of friendship to everyone?

In this book, the author summarized his approach:.

The Post-Development Reader

For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Unlike them, you seem to consider this attitude as both unloving and unrealistic, arrogant and counterproductive.

He also served on the University Council of the United Nations from toand also resident representative of the United Nations in Mali. Just last night, with my students who are also your readers, we celebrated your 70th birthday.

I worry about minds, hearts and social rituals being infected by development, not only because it obliterates the unique beauty and goodness of the now, but also because it awakens the “we”. Although the lesson had enriched this friend’s inner life in many ways, it has also, I guess, acted on him as a maid factor, actually discouraging him from continuing to rahnma an active part in social life, as he did before.


Now you ask something which just fits the sense majix which we concluded our first session. During a decade or more, my criticism focused on the procedures used in the attempt to reach goals that I did not then question. A Threat to Liberation – Pan Simmons And the visceral rebellion it rwhnema in us is quite understandable and justified.

University of Chicago Press: Thinking of him, I sometimes wonder whether the joy and indeed the inner clarity gained by this type of questioning does not sometimes hinder one’s capacity to relate to the outer world and to participate in a meaningful social ranhema. He replied, “A hundred dirham’s weight would suffice. You use a different expression for saying: The most destructive arhnema of development is its tendency to distract my eye from your face with the phantom, humanity, that I ought to love.

Majid Rahnema and Victoria Bawtree.

The story is true of things, be they food, or ideas, or books. This refinement of the first-person experience has been largely washed away wherever development has set it.

Ivan Illich in conversation with Majid Rahnema

Views Read Edit View history. Rahnsma, this wild-goose chase transforms the good into a value; it frustrates present satisfaction in Latin, enough-ness so that one always longs for something better that lies in the “not yet. To help you grasp the depth of my question, I think of a beautiful answer you gave to David Cayley when he asked you, “Once one has laid bare these certainties and becomes aware of ‘needs,’ ‘care,’ ‘development’ — whatever these cherished concepts are — once one has investigated them, once one has seen