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Latin American Peasants : Library of Peasant Studies - Tom Brass

Latin American Peasants

Library of Peasant Studies

By: Tom Brass (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th January 2003
ISBN: 9780714683195
Number Of Pages: 432

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The essays in this collection examine agrarian transformation in Latin America and the role in this of peasants, with particular reference to Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Central America. Among the issues covered are the impact of globalization and neo-liberal economic policies on peasant economy and rural labour, the historical and contemporary nature of peasant/state relations, debates over Amazonian peasantries, forms taken by local/regional/national peasant ideology/agency, and political disputes over agrarian reform. Land still remains on the agenda of most Latin American peasants, who continue to be politically active, not just in Chiapas (Mexico), nor in ways stipulated by post-modern, post-colonial and post-development theory.

Latin American Peasants - New Paradigms for Old?p. 1
The Peasantry and the State in Latin America: A Troubled Past, an Uncertain Futurep. 41
From Rubber Estate to Simple Commodity Production: Agrarian Struggles in the Northern Bolivian Amazonp. 83
The Impact of Neo-liberal Economics on Peruvian Peasant Agriculture in the 1990sp. 131
Whither O Campesinato? Historical Peasantries of Brazilian Amazoniap. 162
From Dependency to Reform and Back Again: The Chilean Peasantry During the Twentieth Centuryp. 190
Globalization and the Reinvention of Andean Tradition: The Politics of Community and Ethnicity in Highland Boliviap. 228
Devil Pact Narratives in Rural Central America: Class, Gender and 'Resistance'p. 270
Representing the Peasantry? Struggles for/about Land in Brazilp. 300
On Which Side of What Barricade? Subaltern Resistance in Latin America and Elsewherep. 336
Abstractsp. 400
Author Indexp. 404
Subject Indexp. 413
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ISBN: 9780714683195
ISBN-10: 0714683191
Series: Library of Peasant Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 15th January 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1