Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change

Development processes are never neutral They impact various groups and classes of people differently A high food price may benefit some rich peasants who produce and sell food surplus, but it may disadvantage landless rural laborers A project on irrigation may benefit those who own the land, but not the landless tenants Nowadays, official documents by governments and dDevelopment processes are never neutral They impact various groups and classes of people differently A high food price may benefit some rich peasants who produce and sell food surplus, but it may disadvantage landless rural laborers A project on irrigation may benefit those who own the land, but not the landless tenants Nowadays, official documents by governments and development agencies tend to lump different groups of people into vague categories like rural poor This might be useful in some cases, but in large part this thinking can harm the poorest of the poor Using Marx s theory of capitalism, Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change argues that class dynamics should be the starting point of any analysis of agrarian change It provides an accessible introduction to agrarian political economy while showing clearly how the argument for bringing class back in provides an alternative to inherited conceptions of the agrarian question It illustrates what is at stake in different ways of thinking about class dynamics and the effects of agrarian change in today s globalized world.
Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change Development processes are never neutral They impact various groups and classes of people differently A high food price may benefit some rich peasants who produce and sell food surplus but it may disa

  • Title: Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change
  • Author: Henry Bernstein
  • ISBN: 9781565493568
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Class Dynamics of Agrarian Change”

    1. This short little brown book offers what seems to be a programmatic statement of what the study of social change in the agrarian world can look like, and stands to gain, from a (certain kind of) Marxist political economy perspective.The target audiences for this book (the first edition in a forthcoming series on rural development - j/h7Kls3) are university classrooms, social movement activists and development industry practitioners.The book is structured as follows:Introduction: The Political Ec [...]

    2. Class Dynamics of agrarian change is a useful tool for those who wish to understand the agrarian political economy. Henry Berstein combines decades of scholarship in as he terms it " a little book on a big idea. What makes this a significant contribution is his insistence that class dynamics should be the starting point of any analysis of agrarian change. The books provides us with good insights into the historical development of capitalism in relation to agrarian change. It is here where he cha [...]

    3. An excellent Marxist summary of the long-run history of agriculture, its modern transformation by colonialism and capitalism, as well as contemporary debates in development studies covering topics such as contemporary agrarian class structures in the Global North and South, agriculture's integration into neoliberal globalisation, and viable alternatives to the latter.

    4. victim of high expectations. struck me as a clunkily written literature review of marxist perspectives on agriculture in the global south.

    5. Agrarian life is far from simple as U think. This small but highly theoretical book provides the concise framework to understand well political economic of agrarian change.

    6. Buku ini wajib dibaca untuk menganalisis bagaimana Kelas yang terbangun ditengah perubahan agraria.

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