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Journal

Are Communities at the heart of Development? - Erfan Daliri

To understand whether communities should be, or more importantly, are at the forefront of development planning and practice a brief overview of the history and evolution of development theory and practice must be undertaken, and in turn an understanding of the current context of development gained. This paper will endeavor to demonstrate that there exists an apparent dichotomy between development…
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Erfan Daliri - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - TOD097

Gil Scott-Herons famous poem from 1970 ‘The revolution will not be televised’ poignantly rings true 40 years after it hit the streets as a commentary on the civil rights movement and an anthem for the Black Power movement. The relationship between the media and social movements has historically been strained and complex, with movements generally being framed as deviant and unjustified lawlessness…
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The Power of Identity. Vol. 2 of The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture.

The Power of Identity. Vol. 2 of The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture. By Manuel Castells. Oxford: Blackwell, 1997. / In this enlightening example of literary prowess, The Power of Identity, Castells draws on the theoretical and philosophical influence of his French academic education, his American academic experience of emphasis on empirical research and his self-proclaimed inherent…
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Erfan Daliri - Media, Consumerism & our Fake Economy - TOD018

Thoughts On Development – 018 / A sense of belonging or acceptance within a social environment, identity, the urge to avoid reflection on one-self and a sense of addiction are all viable and partly responsible for the excessive consumerism which is rampant amongst so called ‘developed’ societies such as Australia, however I do not believe that any one in particular can take as much fault as…
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