White Saviorism in International Development: Practices, Theories and Lived Experiences

Uniting scholars and practitioners from around the world, this book will address white saviorism as one of the perennial underbelly challenges of the global development aid industry. The introduction by Kanakulya and Sondarjee will first develop the conceptual building blocks to understand white saviorism in international development. Section 1 will then address various theoretical issues such as false consciousness of white saviors, epistemological marginalization of black expertise, Islamophobia, and the links between whiteness and patriarchy. Section 2 will present personal accounts of how practitioners in the Global South have experienced white saviorism first-hand. The conclusion, written by Themrise Khan, will explore the implications of white saviorism for the future of international development practices. Overall, this book will analyze how development practices can undermine voices in the Global South and perpetuate a harsh myth of white superiority. The innovative chapters it encompasses will serve as a basis for more empirical work on white savior practices in international development.

ISBN Print: 978-1-990263-18-7
Publication Date: MARCH 2022
Page Count: 200
Binding Type: Soft Cover
Trim Size: 6in x 9in
Language: English
Colour: B&W

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Available on {October 17, 2022}

Uniting scholars and practitioners from around the world, this book will address white saviorism as one of the perennial underbelly challenges of the global development aid industry. The introduction by Kanakulya and Sondarjee will first develop the conceptual building blocks to understand white saviorism in international development. Section 1 will then address various theoretical issues such as false consciousness of white saviors, epistemological marginalization of black expertise, Islamophobia, and the links between whiteness and patriarchy. Section 2 will present personal accounts of how practitioners in the Global South have experienced white saviorism first-hand. The conclusion, written by Themrise Khan, will explore the implications of white saviorism for the future of international development practices. Overall, this book will analyze how development practices can undermine voices in the Global South and perpetuate a harsh myth of white superiority. The innovative chapters it encompasses will serve as a basis for more empirical work on white savior practices in international development.


CONTENTS

Table of Contents

Table of Contents.. 2

About the Authors.. 3

Editors’ Note… 8

Foreword… 11

Introduction… 12

PART I: PRACTICES.. 31

Chapter 1. White Saviorism, Green Colonialism and Sea Shepherd Fernando David Márquez Duarte   32

Chapter 2. Evaluation and the White gaze in international development, Sadaf Shallwani and Shama Dossa   36

Chapter 3. The Matriarchy Complex: White Feminist Disruption in Development, Themrise Khan.. 48

Chapter 4. Today as Yesterday, The ‘Savior Complex’ of Europeans, Anonymous. 58

Chapter 5. Indigenous Cultures and the Industrial-Colonial-Patriarchal White Savior Complex, Marcelo Saavedra-Vargas  62

Chapter 6. Imposition and Reproduction of White Saviorism in Haiti, Rose Esther S.F.. 70

PART II: THEORIES.. 76

Chapter 7. False Consciousness and the Phenomenology of White Saviorism, Kanakulya Dickson.. 77

Chapter 8. Epistemological Underpinnings and Emancipatory Insights from White Saviorism in Development, Kizito Michael George   87

Chapter 9. The Warrior Logic of The White Savior, Leila Benhadjoudja.. 94

Chapter 10. The White Savior Complex, Corporate Sector and Land Rights in Central Uganda, Robert Kakuru   103

PART III: LIVED EXPERIENCES.. 112

Chapter 11. SUVs, Hotels and Faith – Experiences of White Privilege, Amjad Mohamed Saleem… 113

Chapter 12. Macaulayputras and the “Brown Saviors” in the World Bank’s Advisory Services: A story, Anonymous  118

Chapter 13. “H” is for Heroes with Hologram Haloes: A Testimony of Saviorism and Ministry, Chongo Beverly Anne Mwila   123

Chapter 14. The White Savior Complex in International Cooperation Initiation Mandates, Eddy Michel Yao   127

Chapter 15. The “Local” and White Saviorism in the Caribbean, Jody-Ann Anderson.. 131

Chapter 16. Protecting Daughters for Gender ‘Empowerment’, Radha Shah.. 136

 

 

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