The Power of Labelling: How People Are Categorized and Why It Matters

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Earthscan, 5 Sep 2013 - 208 halaman
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The Power of Labelling illuminates a fundamental and intriguing dimension of social and political life. Striking cases from a range of policy contexts generate eyeopening analyses of labelling s causes and consequences, uses and abuses, and of alternatives in thinking and relating. DES GASPER, INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES, THE HAGUE The authors convincingly and often vividly explain how the unavoidable framings and labellings of the objects of policy secrete relations of power which can obscure as much as they reveal and often lead, in policy itself, to perverse outcomes. Their detail is riveting, their analyses persuasive, what they suggest realistic and deeply sensible. This immensely readable collection is indispensable for anyone who wants to think about how they think about 'development', and should be forced on all who don t. GEOFFREY HAWTHORN, PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE This is an essential book not only for those interested in understanding the development industry but also for development practitioners. It discusses key questions concerning the ways in which knowledge is generated by development agencies and reaffirms the importance of understanding who categorizes people, why and how. R. L. STIRRAT, PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX'Very important.' Martin Kalungu-Banda, Oxfam GBWhat does it mean to be part of the mass known as The Poor ? What visions are conjured up in our minds when someone is labelled Muslim ? What assumptions do we make about their needs, values and politics? How do we react individually and as a society? Who develops the labels, what power do they carry and how do such labels affect how people are treated?This timely book tackles the critical and controversial issue of how people are labelled and categorized, and how their problems are framed and dealt with. Drawing on vast international experience and current theory, the authors examine how labels are constituted and applied by a variety of actors, including development policy makers, practitioners and researchers. The book exposes the intense and complex politics involved in processes of labelling, and highlights how the outcomes of labelling can undermine stated development goals. Importantly, one of the book s principal objectives is to suggest how policy makers and professionals can tackle negative forms of labelling and encourage processes of counter-labelling , to enhance poverty reduction and human rights, and to tackle issues of race relations and global security. The Afterword encapsulates these ideas ands provides a good basis for reflection, further debate and action.
 

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Contesting Formal Power
17
Chapter 2 Labelling People for Aid
33
Chapter 3 The Politics of Representing the Poor
48
Chapter 4 Disjunctures in Labelling Refugees and Oustees
64
Encounters with Street Children and Restavecs in Haiti
80
Chapter 6 Poverty as a Spectator Sport
97
British Policy and the Strengthening of Religious Absolutist Control over Gender Development
113
Labelling and Articulating Development in the Indonesian Mass Media
128
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
ix
How and Why Our Categories Matter
1
Contesting Formal Power
17
Chapter 2 Labelling People for Aid
33
Chapter 3 The Politics of Representing the Poor
48
Chapter 4 Disjunctures in Labelling Refugees and Oustees
64
Encounters with Street Children and Restavecs in Haiti
80
Chapter 6 Poverty as a Spectator Sport
97

The Language and Politics of Caste and Tribe in India
143
Chapter 10 Exploring the Intersection of Racial Labels Rainbow Citizenship and Citizens Rights in PostApartheid South Africa
160
Changing Practice
177
Index
185
Contents
iii
About the Contributors
v
Preface and Acknowledgements
viii
British Policy and the Strengthening of Religious Absolutist Control over Gender Development
113
Labelling and Articulating Development in the Indonesian Mass Media
128
The Language and Politics of Caste and Tribe in India
143
Chapter 10 Exploring the Intersection of Racial Labels Rainbow Citizenship and Citizens Rights in PostApartheid South Africa
160
Changing Practice
177
Index
185
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Joy Moncrieffe is a political sociologist and Fellow at the Institute of DevelopmentStudies (IDS, UK), who is working on issues of accountability, citizenship and power, withspecial interest in children growing up in violent contexts in Africa and the Caribbean.Rosalind Eyben, is a development social scientist at IDS with a career in internationaldevelopment policy and practice, and editor of Relationships for Aid (2006).

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