Winner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE specialty group (Cultural and Political Ecology)) Decolonizing Development investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of power. Based on novel interpretations of postcolonial and Marxist theory and applied to original research data Amply supplemented with maps and illustrations An intriguing and invaluable resource for scholars of postcolonialism, development, geography, and the Maya
Joel Wainwright is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the Ohio State University.
List of figures. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction. Part I: Colonizing the Maya. 1. The territorialization of southern Belize. 2. The matter of the Maya farm system. 3. An archaeology of Mayanism. Part II: Aporias of development. 4. From colonial to development knowledge. 5. Settling: fieldwork in the ruins of development. 6. Finishing the critique of cultural ecology. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.