Technological Development And The Third World




I wonder if people in Third World countries know that they are considered
the "Third World?" Do they use that term in reference to themselves? Do they
have any perception of the comparison, judgment and bias that goes into that
statement? I'd like to think that they don't. In the film about the Ladack
people that we watched in class, it was mentioned that they didn't have a word
for poverty. No such word even existed in their language. But that was before.
It was before the invasion of other cultures, and it was before they had
anything to compare themselves to. And in comparison, they saw that, materially,
they had less. And in that knowledge, they believed that they, as a people, ...

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only the habitat that
humans, plants and animals inhabit, but also the physical, emotional and
psychological attitudes that are encompassed by these in their daily existence.
Development, by my definition, will consequently refer to the technological
advancement of a community as well as the improved status of humans and other
species. This is my definition, and one that others employ frequently now.
However, the model I will be examining first is the development theory based on
the economic - political system. "A typical western (read: economic) definition
of development would be ' an ambiguous term for a multidimensional process
involving material, social and organizational change, accelerated economic
growth, [and] the reduction of absolute poverty and inequality.'" (1) The key
emphasis in this statement is the phrase "economic growth." In Europe and North
America, development politics has revolved around the economic aspect of
producing surplus, and gaining capital. Because of ...

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to become "developed," the rich
countries became involved in their affairs. Interest in the countries arose
primarily because of the trade resources that these lands provided. The
potential for profit became evident because the new countries were struggling
with their economy. They were experiencing internal unrest between their members
and they needed money and resources to get started. Before they had a stable
internal economy, they were bounding into the international market and selling
their resources for a quick profit. Cash-cropping became a way to enter the
international arena of market and trade, but the damage to the land took only a
few short years to be discovered, and by ...

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