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La Via Campesina: Globalization and the Power of Peasants

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La Via Campesina is one of the world's largest and most important transnational social movements. Formed in 1993, it brings together rural women, peasants, indigenous communities, small-scale farmers and farm workers from around the world. Comprising millions of people, it is a leading force against the globalization of a neo-liberal and corporate-led model of agriculture. This book explores the movement from the inside. Annette Aurelie Desmarais, a former grain farmer and long time participant in La Via Campesina shows how peasants and small-scale farmers have found the strength to challenge multinational agribusiness corporations and international institutions whose power and influence increasingly dictate government policy. This book accompanies La Via Campesina in a struggle to keep people on the land, producing food and culture, and building viable communities.

Synopsis:

'A ground-breaking study of the rise of this significant new political and social force, the Via Campesina.' --Philip McMichael, Cornell University

Synopsis:

La Via Campesina is one of the world's largest and most important transnational social movements. Formed in 1993, it brings together rural women, peasants, indigenous communities, small-scale farmers and farm workers from around the world. Comprising millions of people, it is a leading force against the globalization of a neo-liberal and corporate-led model of agriculture. This book explores the movement from the inside. Annette Aurelie Desmarais, a former grain farmer and long time participant in La Via Campesina shows how peasants and small-scale farmers have found the strength to challenge multinational agribusiness corporations and international institutions whose power and influence increasingly dictate government policy. This book accompanies La Via Campesina in a struggle to keep people on the land, producing food and culture, and building viable communities.

About the Author

Annette Aurelie Desmarais was a grain farmer for 13 years, during which time she was an active member of La Via Campesina. She is now Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at the University of Regina, Canada.

Table of Contents

1. Peasant Activism, Social Movements And Collective Identities

2. Modernization And Globalization - The Enclosure Of Agriculture

3. Peasants And Farmers Go Global

4. 'The Wto . . . Will Meet Somewhere, Sometime. And We Will Be There!'

5. Organization, Co-Operation And Collaboration

6. The Power Of Peasants - Reflections On The Meanings Of The Via Campesina

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745327044
Author:
Desmarais, Annette
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Author:
Desmarais, Annette Aurelie
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Peasantry
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
Ngos (Non-Governmental Organizations)
Subject:
POL043000
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Farms, Small.
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Political Ideologies - General
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 maps,2 tables,3 figures
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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'A ground-breaking study of the rise of this significant new political and social force, the Via Campesina.' --Philip McMichael, Cornell University
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La Via Campesina is one of the world's largest and most important transnational social movements. Formed in 1993, it brings together rural women, peasants, indigenous communities, small-scale farmers and farm workers from around the world. Comprising millions of people, it is a leading force against the globalization of a neo-liberal and corporate-led model of agriculture. This book explores the movement from the inside. Annette Aurelie Desmarais, a former grain farmer and long time participant in La Via Campesina shows how peasants and small-scale farmers have found the strength to challenge multinational agribusiness corporations and international institutions whose power and influence increasingly dictate government policy. This book accompanies La Via Campesina in a struggle to keep people on the land, producing food and culture, and building viable communities.
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