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Damn good essay Damn good essay TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT THE THIRD WORLD I wonder if people in Third World countries know that they are considered the Third World Do they use that term in reference to themselves Do they have any perception of the comparison judgment and bias that goes into that statement Id like to think that they dont In the film about the Ladack people that we watched in class it was mentioned that they didnt have a word for poverty No such word even existed in their language But that was before It was before the invasion of other cultures and it was before they had anything to compare themselves to And in comparison they saw that materially they had less And in that knowledge they believed that they as a people were less In this essay I will examine third world communities and the relationship between technological development and environmental degradation I will look first at the way in which development occurred in the South and the reason it happened the way that it did From there I will show how these methods of development proceeded to eventually cause widespread environmental damage and its effect on the local people DEVELOPMENT WESTERN STYLE When I refer to the environment I mean not only the habitat that humans plants and animals inhabit but also the physical emotional and psychological attitudes that are encompassed by these in their daily existence Development by my definition will consequently refer to the technological advancement of a community as well as the improved status of humans and other species This is my definition and one that others employ frequently now However the model I will be examining first is the development theory based on the economic - political system A typical western read economic definition of
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