Western Hegemony in Development Discourse I analyze in this paper work done by three eminent scholars Ashis Nandy (The Beautiful, Expanding Future of Poverty: Popular Economics as a Psychological Defense), Chandra Mohanty Talpade (Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses) and Gustavo Esteva (Development) and link their works to show how western hegemony has defined the Orient and Africa as underdeveloped and given cures for this disease which they have diagnosed us with.
This weeks reading analysis is based around the film called Zapatista, which was released in 1999 and was a documentary about the Zapatista movement in Mexico. Although it is a one-sided film, presenting only the perspective of the Zapatistas, it provides valuable insight into the peasant life under threat from government and corporate powers. The writings of Michael Kearney, Benedict Anderson, and Gintautas Mazeikis address the film in describing the Zapatista movement in terms of peasantry, reforming
positive approach towards the LGBT community that is completely opposing his predecessors. When asked about homosexuality Pope Francis argued “Who am I to judge them if they're seeking the Lord in good faith?”, with such an answer he was capable of redefining the personal knowledge of many. Roman Catholics consider the Pope an authority in the religion therefore his reestablishment of beliefs towards homosexuality has provided a change in people’s faith. The shared religious knowledge available through