Reforming Mexico's Agrarian Reform

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Sixteen original essays look at common themes in the work of writers who experience marginalization based on their identification with two or more cultures, examining works of fiction, poetry, autobiography, and anthropological reportage by writers of aboriginal Australian, Irish, South African, and North American cultures. Discusses issues such as choice of language, the presentation of self in society, and recovery of history, emphasizing strategies of resistance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
1 Introduction 3
2 Opening Remarks 11
3 Introduction to Panel I 15
4 The Agrarian Policies and Ideas of the Revolutionary Mexican Factions Led by Emiliano Zapata, Pancho Villa, and Venustiano Carranza 21
5 Mexican Land Reform, 1934-91: Success or Failure? 35
6 Recent Changes in the Mexican Constitution and Their Impact on the Agrarian Reform 49
7 Panel I. Introduction to Land Reform: Discussion 61
8 Introduction to Panel II 65
9 Ejido Sector Reforms: From Land Reform to Rural Development 71
10 An Opinion Survey in the Countryside - 1994 107
11 Appropriate Agricultural Credit: A Missing Piece of Agrarian Reform in Mexico 117
12 Panel II. The Economic Consequences of Land Reform: Who Gains, Who Loses? Discussion 139
13 Introduction to Panel III 145
14 Impact of Reforms to Article 27 on Chiapas: Peasant Resistance in the Neoliberal Public Sphere 151
15 A Persistent Rural Leviathan 173
16 National Electoral Choices in Rural Mexico 185
17 Panel III. Land Reform, Agrarian Organizations, and the Structure of Mexican Politics: Discussion 211
18 Of Land Tenure, Forests, and Water: The Impact of the Reforms to Article 27 on the Mexican Environment 215
19 Campesinos, Water, and the State: Different Views of La Transferencia 223
20 Reforming Forests: From Community Forests to Corporate Forestry in Mexico 235
21 The Ecological Consequences of the 1992 Agrarian Law of Mexico 247
22 Panel IV. Land Use and the Environment: Discussion 261
23 What's at Stake? The Reform of Agrarian Reform in Mexico 267
24 The Changing Configuration of Property Rights Under Ejido Reform 271
25 Too Little, Too Late? The Impact of Article 27 on Women in Oaxaca 289
26 U.S.-Bound Migration and the Future of the Ejido: Changing Pragmatic Commitments to the Ejido Among Different Cohorts of Villagers in a Hamlet in Michoacan 305
27 Panel V. Land Reform, Property Rights, Gender, and Migration: Discussion 323
Glossary 327
Index 331
About the Editor 343
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