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dc.contributor.authorParsons, Elizabeth C*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:00:41Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:00:41Zen
dc.date.issued2008-06-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520802030516en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130946en
dc.descriptionThe world is at a critical point as humanity contemplates how its own activity is contributing to changes in the earth and atmosphere. Formidable challenges require raising fundamental questions and learning from unlikely sources. Drawing on field research conducted on the Zambian Copperbelt, this article explores how public conversations concerning differing views of reality can inform development-related thinking about the environment. Enumerating practical examples where words and images both conveyed and shaped conflicting viewpoints in the industrial mine setting, the article asserts that much can be learned from the experiential viewpoints of underground miners. Policy making could benefit, for instance, from lessening its dependence on dominant economic thinking and increasingly drawing upon historical, cultural, philosophical, and theological insights when devising policies, projects, and procedures. Questions of power, control, and humanity's self-conception in relation to the physical world are also explored.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent8en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/insights-from-zambian-miners-for-rethinking-development-policy-and-the-environm-130946
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleInsights from Zambian miners for rethinking development policy and the environmenten
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryZambiaen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number3en
prism.volume18en


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