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The Agrarian Question and the Peasant Movement in Colombia : Struggles of the National Peasant Association, 1967-1981 - Leon Zamosc

The Agrarian Question and the Peasant Movement in Colombia

Struggles of the National Peasant Association, 1967-1981

Hardcover Published: 26th September 1986
ISBN: 9780521320108
Number Of Pages: 310

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In this book, Leon Zamosc provides an account of the history of ANUC and its struggle on three main fronts: for land, for the defence of the colonists, and for the protection of smallholders. The main focus of the book is on the land struggles. Professor Zamosc adopts a structural perspective, examining the agrarian contradictions that propelled the peasant struggles, the changing relationship between the peasant movement and the state, and the political and ideological content of the peasant challenge. He explores these issues in the light of the shifting patterns of class alignments and antagonisms that marked the rise and decline of peasant radicalism during the 1970s, and offers some suggestions about the significance of ANUC's struggles for the understanding of peasant movements in general.

"...a very fine study of the peasant movement of the 1970s in Colombia. It is an outstanding work, both for its empirical detail and theoretical sophistication." Professor Eric R. Wolf, City University of New York

List of tables, figures and maps
Foreword
Foreword by UNRISD
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The agrarian question in Colombia
Reformism and the beginnings of the peasant movement
The radicalization of ANUC and the great waves of land invasions
Counterreform
The contradictory influences of peasant politicization
Concessions and repressive escalation
The new occupational alternatives and the issue of the rural proletariat
Partial repeasantization and the question of the new peasant settlements
Final crisis and clientelist regression of ANUC
Overview and final remarks
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521320108
ISBN-10: 0521320100
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 26th September 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59