Saturday Morning Reading #23

Here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1. Devsplaining | Wait… What? This happens far too much. “Devsplaining – when a development worker, academic, or someone who generally has more power within the ‘development industry’ speaks condescendingly to someone with less power. The devsplainer assumes that he/she knows more and has more right to an opinion because… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #23

Saturday Morning Reading #11

Here’s your (deep-thinking) Saturday morning reading: 1) Big bloggers asking big questions Part 1) Is ‘the Struggle’ the Baby or the Bathwater? Owen Barder on why “struggle” is a key part of development: “Typically aid aims in some way to diminish the struggle, or ideally to bypass it altogether. But if the struggle is necessary,… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #11

Saturday Morning Reading #7

Here’s your Saturday morning reading… 1) Why expats? J follows up the much-discussed recent post on “The Field” with something even more provocative: “The idea that aid […] is a thing which at some level requires a foreigner, an expat, to leave here and go there to do is one of the Great Unquestioned Assumptions… Continue reading Saturday Morning Reading #7