Interventional Discourses of Development in Local Communities

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PHD Sociology of Development, faculty of social sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 professor of Rural development sociology, faculty of social sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


This paper aims at a good understanding of a surveyed concept based on the living experiences of local actors. Making use of such an approach in examining the problems of local communities that have a tribal or traditional texture is one of the most required elements of scientific research in this regard. The present research  suggests that utilizing a phenomenological approach in surveys about local communities development not only provides a chance to put prevalent development theories into practice but also allows to pay close attention to ignored groups and let them get into social activities and be active in social changes. Based on this reasoning, development is a kind of intervention, and intervention is a kind of facing, or reciprocal penetration of life experiences of different socio-political groups. Therefore teaching stakeholders’ measures and attitudes can be of effect on acceptance and approval of or resistance and opposition to any kind of development.


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