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Invested Interests Capital, Culture, and the World Bank

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ISBN-10: 0816648735

ISBN-13: 9780816648733

Edition: 2007

Authors: Bret Benjamin

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Despite the World Bankrsquo;s profound impact on economic, political, and social conditions during the postWorld War II era, cultural critics who rigorously theorize other institutions of colonialism and globalization have largely ignored the institution. Working to correct this blind spot, Bret Benjaminrsquo;s Invested Interests presents the first extended cultural analysis of the World Bank. nbsp; InInvested Interests,Benjamin contends that the World Bank has, from its inception, trafficked in culture. From the political context in which the Bank was chartered to its evolution into an interventionist development agency with vast, unchecked powers, Benjamin explores the Bankrsquo;s central…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 6/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: Accounting for Culture
Imaginative Ventures: Cultivating Confidence at Bretton Woods
Imperial Burden: Selling Development to Wall Street
Uncomfortable Intimacies: Managing Third World Nationalisms
Culture Underwritten: Radical Critique and the Bank's Cultural Turn
Success Stories: NGOs and the Banking Bildungsroman
Literary Movements: Impossible Collectivities in The God of Small Things
Minimum Agendas: The World Social Forum and the Place of Culture