From “needs”-based development to “desired”-development: locating the Freudian idea in the social and economic development of tribals following the new economic reforms in India

Bhabani Nayak

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Abstract

This paper addresses tribal development in India, where tribal people are not only marginalized but also dispossessed in the process of economic reform. Within the tribal societies a massive transformation is taking place, with a crisis-ridden “needs”-based society being transformed into a “desires”-based consumer society. The process is accelerated by neoliberal public policies that promote the idea of “desired development.” This article seeks to document the nature of change in tribal societies which, through the planning for tribal development, have
made the transition from “needs”-based to “desired” development.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Critical Thought
Volume3
Issue number1
Early online date25 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • India
  • tribal societies
  • public policies
  • Freud

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