Hypatia 13 (3):95 - 113 (1998)

Ann Ferguson
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Northern researchers and service providers espousing modernist theories of development in order to understand and aid countries and peoples of the South ignore their own non-universal starting points of knowledge and their own vested interests. Universal ethics are rejected in favor of situated ethics, while a modified empowerment development model for aiding women in the South based on poststructuralism requires building a bridge identity politics to promote participatory democracy and challenge Northern power knowledges
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1998.tb01372.x
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