Nature of Nepali state and hegemony of technocentrism and behaviorism in health practices in Nepal Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Bhattarai, Anil
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
  • By situating the interventions in the area of children's health during the last six decades in Nepal within the broader context of development interventions, this thesis argues that national political context is an important factor in the domination of technocentric and behaviorist knowledge and practices in health in Nepal. The post-Second World War project of development was framed in techno-behaviorist terms by international development agencies. The formation of academic institutions, the production of knowledge and its dissemination through a wide network of information, education and communication activities was central feature of international development. However, the domination of these knowledge and actions in specific context was contingent upon the national political context.
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