Reclaiming the Land: The Resurgence of Rural Movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Reclaiming the Land: The Resurgence of Rural Movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America

by Sam Moyo, Paris Yeros
     
 

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This volume brings together for the first time across three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia - an intellectually consistent set of original investigations into this new generation of rural social movements. These country studies seek to identify their social composition, strategies, tactics, and ideologies; to assess their relations with other social actors… See more details below

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This volume brings together for the first time across three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia - an intellectually consistent set of original investigations into this new generation of rural social movements. These country studies seek to identify their social composition, strategies, tactics, and ideologies; to assess their relations with other social actors, including political parties, urban social movements, and international aid agencies and other institutions; and to examine their most common tactic, the land occupation, its origins, pace and patterns, as well as the responses of governments and landowners. At a more fundamental level, this volume explores the ways in which two decades of neoliberal policy - including new land tenure arrangements intended to hasten the commodification of land, and new land uses linked to global markets -- have undermined the social reproduction of the rural labour force and created the conditions for popular resistance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848137653
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
07/04/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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