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Far-Fetched Facts

The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

by Neil Rennie

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL7396310M
ISBN 100198119755
ISBN 109780198119753

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Far-Fetched Facts is a fascinating and thoughtful ethnographic analysis of developmental relations between the rich countries in the north and the poor countries in the south. Richard Rottenburg organizes his parabola of development aid around the central conflict of interests: the necessity for the donor countries to control the money flows, and the political goal of self-determination on the.

Far-Fetched Facts book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A fictionalized ethnographic study of development aid in sub-Saharan Afr /5(9).

Far-fetched facts is a book by German anthropologist Richard Rottenburg published in German as Weit hergeholte Fakten in ; the English translation was released in The book is an ethnography-based, though fictionalized, polyphonic account of a waterworks improvement project in Tanzania (called Ruritania in the books fictionalization).

The book follows the different stages of the Cited by:   "Far-fetched facts" is the most important book written since Hirschman's "Development projects observed". Based on intimate knowledge of such projects, it shows, dispassionately, why these projects are doomed to fail in their present form.

Yet the book is neither pessimistic nor are its insights limited to development projects only.5/5(2). Far-Fetched Facts is a fascinating look at travel literature, both real and imaginary, from classical times, via early accounts of the new world, to later accounts of the South Sea islands that lay beyond.

Rennie traces continuities from the Odyssey to the twentieth century, and stresses the interplay of fact and fiction in a literature with a notorious tendency to stray from the truth. "Far-fetched facts" is the most important book written since Hirschman's "Development projects observed".

Based on intimate knowledge of such projects, it shows, dispassionately, why these projects are doomed to fail in their present form. Yet the book is neither pessimistic nor are its insights limited to development projects s: 2.

Far-Fetched Facts by Richard Rottenburg,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 4e de couv.: Far-Fetched Facts is an essay in the history of the literature of travel, real and imaginary, from classical times, via the early accounts of the New World, to the accounts of the South Sea islands that lay beyond.

It follows continuities from the Odyssey to the twentieth century and traces the interplay of fact and fiction in a literature with a notorious tendency to deviate from 5/5(1). The Far-Fetched Facts of 'Mister Guinness' By Samuel Allis.

Ma and growing No longer limited to the record book itself, his domain now includes a a game by Parker Brothers, jigsaw. Far-fetched-facts: a parable of development aid (water has an economic value, its consumption should be paid to face its costs of production, investment, debt service and price policy), in a former socialist country (“Ruritania”1) where the socialist tradition was free access to public services although there was not always much.

Neil Rennie. Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas. Oxford: Clarendon P, viii + pp. $ Neil Rennie's book is valuable, useful and competent.

His research is thorough going, sometimes overmuch so, for the reader, but in spite of this he moves wittily. A fictionalized ethnographic study of development aid in sub-Saharan Africa that focuses on technologies of inscription in the interactions of development banks, international experts, and local managers.

Inthe sub-Saharan African country of Ruritania launched a massive Price: $ Get this from a library. Far-fetched facts: a parable of development aid. [Richard Rottenburg] -- This is a fictionalized ethnographic study of development aid in sub-Saharan Africa that focuses on technologies of inscription in the interactions of development banks, international experts and.

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Read Books Far-Fetched Facts: A Parable of Development Aid (Inside Technology) E-Book Free. Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas by Rennie, Neil and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Richard Rottenburg is the author of Far-Fetched Facts ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), The World of Indicators ( avg rating, /5(13).This has resulted in the book 'Far-Fetched Facts', an 'epistemological thriller of development aid' as a critic of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung put it.

By connecting Social Anthropology to approaches from Science and Technology Studies, Rottenburg is a leading figure in .