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

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

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Overview

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: 7/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Sam Moyo is Director of the newly founded Pan-African research organization, The African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS).

Paris Yeros is a Greek social scientist.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The resurgence of rural movements under neoliberalism 8
2 Rural land and land conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa 67
3 Night harvesters, forest hoods and saboteurs : struggles over land expropriation in 102
4 Land Occupations in Malawi : challenging the neoliberal legal order 118
5 Land occupations in South Africa 142
6 Land occupations and land reform in Zimbabwe : towards the National Democratic Revolution 165
7 Rural land struggles in Asia : overview of selected contexts 209
8 Occupation of land in India : experiences and challenges 235
9 Stretching the 'limits' of redistributive reform : lessons and evidence from the Philippines under neoliberalism 257
10 The dynamics of land occupations in Latin America 285
11 The occupation as a form of access to land in Brazil : a theoretical and methodological contribution 317
12 Agrarian reform in Brazil under neoliberalism : evaluation and perspectives 341
13 The agrarian question and armed struggle in Colombia 359
14 Indian peasant movements in Mexico : the struggle for land, autonomy and democracy 383
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

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    This book does a wonderful job of depicting the diaspora of landless workers movements that emerged as a counterpoint to globalist neoliberalism and neocolonialism which has played a direct role in displacing and indignifying these selfsame peoples. It depicts a global movement to reclaim their autonomy and land use rights by direct means in order to seek out a more just and resilient future for their progeny. As a collection of essays it gives a wealth of perspectives on different movements around the world, and delves deeper than any other publication I have found. I encourage zed books to start printing it again! This kind of book needs access, needs to be used in university courses and reading groups. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in land use rights, workers movements, sustainable agriculture and development, social empowerment, and indigenous rights.

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