Labour

A Methodological Contribution to the Marxian Class Analysis of Peasant Differentiation

December 4, 2023

PARAMJIT SINGH AND MUKESH KUMAR   In the face of the growing hegemony of neo-populist positions in agrarian studies, Marxian analysis needs to remain alert to the concrete dynamics of…

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Book Review: Ramesh Sunam’s Transnational Labour Migration, Livelihoods and Agrarian Change in Nepal

June 21, 2023

FRASER SUGDEN   One of the defining features of agrarian change amongst the peasantry in the last two decades is the rising importance of labour migration to supplement fragile livelihoods.…

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Book Review: Mythri Jegathesan’s Tea & Solidarity

March 23, 2022

JAYASEELAN RAJ   Tea and Solidarity is a fascinating monograph by Mythri Jegathesan that examines the lives of tea-plucking women and their families as they seek work outside the Sri…

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Contract farming in the developing world: a political economy approach

January 10, 2022

A new special issue in the Journal of Agrarian Change (Vol. 22, Issue 1) takes stock of critical developments in the political economy of contract farming.

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AQs Shorts: Lyn Ossome

November 30, 2021

In our new AQs Shorts view, Lyn Ossome discusses the impact of neoliberal globalization on labour relations in the global South, especially in relation to forms of labour organizing.

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AQs Shorts: Carla Gras

August 29, 2021

In our new video for the AQs Shorts series, Carla Gras speaks about the challenges of capital accumulation in the Chaco region in Argentina and the strategies used by corporate…

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[Call for Papers] The Social Reproduction of Agrarian Change: Feminist Political Economy & Rural Transformations in the Global South

July 16, 2021

Call for Papers For a Special Issue of the Journal of Agrarian Change Edited by Elena Baglioni, Hannah Bargawi, Alessandra Mezzadri, Lyn Ossome and Sara Stevano The Covid-19 pandemic and…

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Who is a farmer in India?

June 30, 2021

SEJUTI DAS GUPTA AND ISHITA MEHROTRA The farmers’ protests in India since November 2020 has resurrected the question ‘who is a farmer?’, and with it, the agrarian political economy exercise…

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AQs Shorts: Lucilla Salvia

April 1, 2021

In the third video for our interview series ‘AQs Shorts‘, Lucilla Salvia discusses how agricultural commodity chains in central Italy have been reconfigured under neoliberalism and its implications for labour…

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AQs Shorts: Tania Li

February 20, 2021

In the second video for our interview series AQs Shorts, Tania Li reflects on the nature of ‘development’ ensuing as a result of corporate plantations and agribusinesses, on the question…

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