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Dominating KnowledgeDevelopment, Culture, and Resistance$
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Frédérique Apffel Marglin and Stephen A. Marglin

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198286943

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.001.0001

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Towards the Decolonization of the Mind

Towards the Decolonization of the Mind

(p.1) 1 Towards the Decolonization of the Mind
Dominating Knowledge

Stephen A. Marglin

Oxford University Press

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of development, culture, and resistance on the dominant knowledge or intellectual model in India. This book provides a critical interpretation of the social role of modernisation in the context of development and explores the themes of freedom and force in relation to smallpox vaccination. It also evaluates the impact of the introduction of the Western model on local agriculture and modern medicine.

Keywords:   intellectual model, India, modernisation, smallpox vaccination, Western model, agriculture, modern medicine

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