The study seeks to understand the role and significance of the 'self within the context of the current development discourse. In order to establish a relationship between the 'self' and development discourse the awareness and understanding of the 'self' by the individual must first occur. Acquiring a sense of 'self is particularly important for the individual who works as a development practioner who seeks to help others via development practice. By gaining a sense of the existence of their 'self and the myriad effects this 'self' can have, the practioner will be able to question the underlying and fundamental concepts of current development discourse. This process of questioning may not provide answers as such but it should encourage individuals in the realm of development to create a space within a discourse that has of yet to acknowledge the true significance of the 'self.'
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