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The new peasantries : struggles for autonomy and sustainability in an era of empire and globalization

Author: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg; International Institute for Environment and Development.
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on research conducted over 30 years, the author argues that the peasantry is far from declining - millions of farmers in Europe as well as developing countries are more peasant-like than we care to admit. His book links 'peasantization' to current concepts of power, empire, globalization and agribusiness.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg; International Institute for Environment and Development.
ISBN: 9781844075584 1844075583
OCLC Number: 214282218
Notes: "Earthscan publishes in association with the International Institute for Environment and Development"--Title page verso.
Description: xx, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the scene --
What, then, is the peasantry? --
Catacaos: repeasantization in latin america --
Parmalat: a european example of a food empire --
Peasants and entrepreneurs (parma revisited) --
Rural development: european expressions of repeasantization --
Striving for autonomy at higher levels of aggregation: territorial co-operatives --
Tamed hedgerows, a global cow and a 'bug': the creation and demolition of controllability --
Empire, food and farming: a synthesis --
Peasant principle.
Other Titles: Struggles for autonomy and sustainability in an era of empire and globalization
Responsibility: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg.
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Explores the position, role and significance of the peasantry in an era of globalization. This book argues that the peasant condition is characterized by a struggle for autonomy that finds expression  Read more...

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