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dc.contributor.authorSmythe, Liz
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Bob
dc.contributor.authorScrimgeour, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T22:29:40Z
dc.date.available2009-01-29T22:29:40Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationSmythe, L., Robinson, B. & Scrimgeour, F. (2007). Hermeneutic reflections from visiting a project in Dumaria, India. African and Asian Studies, 6(4), 495-509.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1929
dc.description.abstractWhen people from one culture visit the transformational development work in another country the question of 'understanding' is raised. This paper draws on the philosophical writings of Heidegger and Gadamer to show how interpretations are made in an experience of 'being there'. We argue that understanding is always on-the-way, influenced by past experience, interest, and mood. 'Being-there' affords an opportunity to move beyond taken-for-granted assumptions, to become more attuned to the hermeneutic 'as' that reveals the complex nature of 'meaning'. At the same time, we recognise that understanding always comes with the possibility of misunderstanding. Dialogue, where partners seeks to understand the experience of 'other, opens the way forward.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBrillen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://brill.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/afas/2007/00000006/00000004/art00005en
dc.subjectIndiaen
dc.subjecthermeneuticsen
dc.subjectcommunityen
dc.subjectdevelopmenten
dc.subjectworld visionen
dc.titleHermeneutic reflections from visiting a project in Dumaria, Indiaen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/156921007X236990en
dc.relation.isPartOfAfrican and Asian Studiesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page495en_NZ
pubs.elements-id32701
pubs.end-page509en_NZ
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.volume6en_NZ


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