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Land and Freedom
The Zapatistas of Chiapas and the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) of Brazil are often celebrated as shining examples in the global struggle against Neoliberalism. But what have these movements achieved for their members in more than two decades of resistance and can any of these achievements realistically contribute to the rise of a real alternative?
Through a perfect balance of grassroots testimonies, participative observation and consideration of key debates in development studies, agrarian political economy, historical sociology, and critical political economy, ‘Land and Freedom’ compares, for the first time, the Zapatista and MST movements. Casting a spotlight on their resistance to globalising market forces Vergara-Camus gets to the heart of how these movements organise themselves and how territorial control, politicisation and empowerment of their membership and the decommodification of social relations are key to understanding their radical development potential.
Author: Vergara-Camus, Leandro Year: 2014 ISBN: 9781780327426 Pages: 232 Language: English Publisher: Zed Books Publisher's city: London Publication date: