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Universalitet i olika skepnader : utveckling i dialog mellan Nussbaum och Spivak

Ley, Emma LU (2013) MRSK30 20131
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The meaning of a concept tends to be quite different depending on the context in which the concept is used. In analysing issues such us development theory it appears that different scholars have rather different opinions about the actual meaning of development. Taking issue with the dichotomy that postcolonial theory and development studies represent, this paper’s main focus has become to unite two scholars, from each field, in a constructive dialogue.
By examining Martha Nussbaum’s and Gayatri Spivak’s different perceptions of development theory, the study proves a difficulty in the definition of a singular meaning of development. However it is also shown that these scholars both emphasize the importance of education in the humanities.... (More)
The meaning of a concept tends to be quite different depending on the context in which the concept is used. In analysing issues such us development theory it appears that different scholars have rather different opinions about the actual meaning of development. Taking issue with the dichotomy that postcolonial theory and development studies represent, this paper’s main focus has become to unite two scholars, from each field, in a constructive dialogue.
By examining Martha Nussbaum’s and Gayatri Spivak’s different perceptions of development theory, the study proves a difficulty in the definition of a singular meaning of development. However it is also shown that these scholars both emphasize the importance of education in the humanities. Thus, this ameliorative approach demonstrates that universal standpoints are hard to establish but crucial for development. (Less)
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author
Ley, Emma LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Gayatri Spivak, kapacitetsteorin, Martha Nussbaum, progressivitet, postkoloniala studier, humanvetenskap, universalitet, utveckling, Human rights, Mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
3803303
date added to LUP
2013-07-18 13:56:11
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:43
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  abstract     = {The meaning of a concept tends to be quite different depending on the context in which the concept is used. In analysing issues such us development theory it appears that different scholars have rather different opinions about the actual meaning of development. Taking issue with the dichotomy that postcolonial theory and development studies represent, this paper’s main focus has become to unite two scholars, from each field, in a constructive dialogue. 
 By examining Martha Nussbaum’s and Gayatri Spivak’s different perceptions of development theory, the study proves a difficulty in the definition of a singular meaning of development. However it is also shown that these scholars both emphasize the importance of education in the humanities. Thus, this ameliorative approach demonstrates that universal standpoints are hard to establish but crucial for development.},
  author       = {Ley, Emma},
  keyword      = {Gayatri Spivak,kapacitetsteorin,Martha Nussbaum,progressivitet,postkoloniala studier,humanvetenskap,universalitet,utveckling,Human rights,Mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Universalitet i olika skepnader : utveckling i dialog mellan Nussbaum och Spivak},
  year         = {2013},
}