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About Arturo Escobar

Arturo Escobar is a Colombian-American anthropologist best known for his work on post-development theory. He is currently Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most famous work is Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (1995).


Articles by Arturo Escobar

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Latin America in a post-development era: an interview with Arturo Escobar

Colombian-American anthropologist Arturo Escobar is one of Latin America's leading voices on post-development theory and political ecology. In this interview, he outlines development paths for the continent to follow, somewhere between modernisation, decolonisation and economic growth.

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