Canada's Global Villagers

Canada's Global Villagers

CUSO in Development, 1961-86

Book - 2013
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Established in 1961, the same year as the US Peace Corps, CanadianUniversity Service Overseas (CUSO) became the first Canadian NGO toundertake development work from a secular stance and in a context ofrapid decolonization. Drawing on extensive research and interviews,Ruth Compton Brouwer tells the story of a group of young women and menwho confronted the complexities of "underdevelopment" incountries such as India and Nigeria and who overcame their initialna?vet? as they sought to fit into the host communities that hadrequested their services. Later, as returned volunteers, they broughtunique skills to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)and other development organizations and a new level of globalconsciousness and cultural diversity to Canadian society.
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2013].
ISBN: 9780774826037
Branch Call Number: 338.917101724 BROUW
Characteristics: 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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