Poverty Capital Microfinance and the Making of Development
Poverty capital : microfinance and the making of development
Table of contents. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item In taking an unflinching look at "bottom billion capitalism," it shows how development actually works and how global markets are actually constructed. Although concerned with practices of microfinance in the global South, the book provides an analysis that is strikingly relevant for discussions of subprime markets, the financial crisis, and social justice here in America. Her reflexive observations from local sites offer a provocative perspective on the 'democratization of development' via webs of knowledge spun in the World Bank's circuits of credit. A pure joy to read!
The last decade of officially celebrated growth left behind a vast underclass. From the varied vantage points of affluence, the poor are many things — victims, citizens, objects, profit opportunities. She found one common denominator: microfinance. Leading innovations on poverty management come from the Global South rather than just Washington. Yet for all the diversity in voices, one uniting thread is the basic support for micro-entrepreneurship.
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This is a book about poverty but it does not study the poor and the powerless; instead it studies those who manage poverty. It sheds light on how powerful institutions control "capital," or circuits of profit and investment, as well as "truth," or authoritative knowledge about poverty. Such dominant practices are challenged by alternative paradigms of development, and the book details these as well. Based on many years of research in Washington D. In taking an unflinching look at "bottom billion capitalism," it shows how development actually works and how global markets are actually constructed.