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Extracted from text ... Research forum UNIVERSITY OF NATAL, DURBAN FRANCIS, M.D. 2002. Interpretations of development: Culture and the development encounter in rural KwaZulu-Natal, a case study. MA (Cultural and Media Studies) Supervisor: Professor Keyan G. Tomaselli My thesis examines the concept of development through a semiotic framework in a rural community in KwaZulu-Natal. I break from the purely linguistic or text-bound semiotic framework and examine the context of the signs and signifiers of development. I argue that development should be looked at as a meaning making system. This breaks from static models and allows for contestations of development to be heard. In order ..


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