The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world.
David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year's most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl.
Originally published fifteen years ago, Homicide became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.
It presents a unique guide to the lives, ideas and practices of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies and development policy and practice. Its thoughtful essays reflect the diversity of development in theory, policy and practice across time, space, disciplines and communities of practice. Accordingly, it challenges Western-centrism, Orientalism and the like, while also demonstrating the enduring appeal of "development" in different guises. David Simon has assembled a highly authoritative team of contributors from different backgrounds, regional settings and disciplines to reflect on the lives and contributions of leading authorities on development from around the world. These include:
Modernisers like Kindleberger, Perroux and Rostow
Dependencistas such as Frank, Furtado, Cardoso and Amin
Progressives and critical modernists like Hirschman, Prebisch, Helleiner Sen, Streeten and Wang
Political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere
Progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi, Ariyaratne and Vivekananda
Development–environment thinkers like Agarwal, Blaikie, Brookfield, Ostrom and Sachs
International institution builders like Singer, Hammarsköld, Kaul and Ul Haq
Anti- and post-development thinkers and activists like Escobar, Ghosh, Quijano and Roy
Key Thinkers on Developmentis therefore the essential handbook on the world’s most influential development thinkers and an invaluable guide for students of development and sustainability, policy-makers and practitioners seeking an accessible overview of this diverse field and its leading voices.
Drawing on Freud's and Winnicott's work on psychoanalysis and play, R.M. Simon illustrates the healing power of art-making with the drawings and stories of seven-year-old Joe, who succeeds in overcoming the trauma of family break-up by expressing his emotional turmoil outside the formal therapeutic process. The progress from symbolising unconscious distress to verbalising and becoming conscious of (and able to deal with) such distress is clearly demonstrated in the author's discussion of Joe's drawings and stories.
This book offers a clear and concise examination of the theory and application of art as therapy and will be useful for art therapists, psychotherapists and students in these fields wanting to develop an understanding of self-healing methods.
Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on:
* modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow
* dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin
* progressives like Prebisch, Helleiner and Streeten
* political leaders enunciating radical alternative visions of development, such as Mao, Nkrumah and Nyerere
* progenitors of religiously or spiritually inspired development, such as Gandhi and Ariyaratne
* development-environment thinkers like Blaikie, Brookfield and Shiva.
This is a fascinating and readable introduction to the major figures that have shaped the field, ideal for anyone studying or working in the area.