Dominating Knowledge

Development, Culture, and Resistance

Investigating the ways development strategies have affected traditional cultural values and social practices, this scholarly and imaginative collection of essays critically examines the role of Western technology in development.


'highlights the clash between traditional and modern knowledge in a number of highly illustrative cases ... In a brilliant study on ways of dealing with small-pox, Frederique Apffel-Marglin confronts the hardest piece of Western arrogance - medical knowledge.' - The Ecologist

'is there something in these essays which other than providing stimulating intellectual thought, has some bearing on how we can live and shape our lives better. I believe there is.' - Times of India