Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Social Work

First Advisor

Hedley, M.


Sociology, Social Structure and Development.




The purpose of this research was to examine how indigenous issues fit into current theories and procedures of development discourse. The current definition of development has changed with the inclusion of the issues and concerns of indigenous peoples. My evaluation of the discourse on development supported this through the examination of the policies and projects of two international development agencies, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank as they pertained to the lives of the aboriginal people in Guyana, South America. However, I argued that the inclusion of indigenousness in development policies has not led to any real changes in the development paradigm. Despite an awareness of global issues, such as indigenousness, modernization and its new variant, neoliberalism, continues to be the prevailing model in the development sphere.Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .F75. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, page: 0743. Adviser: Max Hedley. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.