Dividing up the Globe: Is There Still a 'Third World'?
live in an age of globalisation.
Is it still useful to identify a group of countries as the 'Third World'?
free public lecture by Dr Claire Mercer of the University of Leicester
Department of Geography will take a critical look at the use of the term, its
alternatives and the meaning hidden behind them, to suggest that the 'Third
World' exists as much in our geographical imaginations as on the world map.
lecture will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 7.30 pm in Lecture
Theatre 2, Bennett Building, University of Leicester main campus.
Mercerís research interests are centred on the political, social and cultural
geographies of the Developing World, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan
specifically she has been concerned with current debates about the reinvention
of development theories and practices around the idea of civil society in
general, and Non-Government Organisations in particular.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Further information is available from Dr Claire Mercer, Department of
Geography, University of Leicester, telephone 0116 252 3631, facsimile 0116 252
3854, email email@example.com
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.