Chapter 11. From Covert to Overt: Everyday Peasant Politics in China and the Implications for Transnational Agrarian Movements

  1. Saturnino M. Borras Jr Canada Research Chair2,
  2. Marc Edelman Professor3 and
  3. Cristóbal Kay Professor4
  1. Kathy Le Mons Walker Associate Professor

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307191.ch11

Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization

Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization

How to Cite

Mons Walker, K. L. (2008) From Covert to Overt: Everyday Peasant Politics in China and the Implications for Transnational Agrarian Movements, in Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization (eds S. M. Borras, M. Edelman and C. Kay), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307191.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. 3

    Department of Anthropology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

  3. 4

    Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Department of History, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190411

Online ISBN: 9781444307191

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Keywords:

  • from covert to overt - everyday peasant politics in China and implications for transnational agrarian movements;
  • contours - China's post-socialist path;
  • rural collective action, corrupt local power and the central state;
  • officially sanctioned criminal violence;
  • ‘land enclosure movement’ (quandi yundong);
  • mafia-style criminal organizations (heishehui xingzhi de fanzhuituanhuo);
  • peasants' land struggles in China and transnational agrarian movements;
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Contours: China's Post-Socialist Path

  • Rural Collective Action, Corrupt Local Power and the Central State

  • Land Seizures and the Routinization of Officially Sanctioned Criminal Violence in the Countryside

  • Peasants' Land Struggles in China and Transnational Agrarian Movements

  • References