For the next two years, I'm going to try to make JOTW a regular occurrence by basing it on things I'm reading or watching for class. My degree is in Economic and Political Development with a focus in (new) media, so most of the things I share here will be vaguely related to things like Internet and political development, but there might be the occasional piece of statistics humor. Without further ado:
This week's jackfruit comes from my friend and colleague Jillian York. It was spotted, believe it or not, in Canada.
Vijay Prashad's Darker Nations explores post-colonial countries and traces the rise and (he claims) fall of the Third World. The first sentence of the introduction claims, "The Third World was not a place. It was a project."
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