Another world is possible

Kaikobad, Rhea (2019) Another world is possible. Students’ Journal of Education and Development (5). pp. 73-78.

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The dominant paradigm of development is focused on the expansion of economic growth, which, according to a top–down approach would allow resources to trickle down to the poor, thereby improving their social status. Social interventions made with this idea in mind simply focus on improving the efficiency of processes that increase economic growth. However, this dominant ideology has failed to ensure the welfare of the marginalised and instead has ended up reproducing unequal social systems. True social change involves a transformation in the social structure, which can only emerge if there is a change in the development discourse and mindset. This involves the capacity to question accepted norms and imagine a new kind of world, as suggested by the slogan of the World Social Forum. This article discusses two social interventions, which, in my opinion, have been able to imagine and bring into being a more socially just atmosphere, within their areas of influence.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kaikobad, Rhea
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Social structure, Durbar, Sex workers, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), Women trafficking,
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Social groups
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Students’ Journal of Education and Development
Full Text Status: Public
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