About this book
Most books on development and underdevelopment are written in the dispassionate and 'objective' language of Western social science. Gerald Kruijer argues that to understand and change the reality of Third World poverty, it is necessary to see the world from the perspective of those who experience it. His objective in this book is a 'science of liberation' which uncovers the bases of their material and spiritual oppression and points to the organisational, institutional and consciousness raising measures - from new forms of aid to peasant and worker organisation and armed struggle - that could improve their lot.
argue consciousness development experience language material object organization peasant Poverty science social science solution Third World