(Re)Producing Class. On Development as Middle Class Mission

  • Anna RomanowiczEmail author


Agreeing on the main thesis of development as peculiar form of enchantment, the author identifies and explores the reasons for development’s enchanting powers. She argues that development is an important tool for middle-class upgrading and/or maintaining its dominant position over lower classes. First, she presents shifting meanings of development that occurred with neoliberalization policies and changes within women’s studies. Second, she discusses the role of middle class in these processes. Lastly, she argues that ineffectiveness of development activities lies in deep interest of this class.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ethnology and Cultural AnthropologyJagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland

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