Chapter 2. Peasants Make Their Own History, But Not Just as They Please …

  1. Saturnino M. Borras Jr Canada Research Chair2,
  2. Marc Edelman Professor3 and
  3. Cristóbal Kay Professor4
  1. Philip McMichael Professor

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307191.ch2

Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization

Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization

How to Cite

McMichael, P. (2008) Peasants Make Their Own History, But Not Just as They Please …, in Transnational Agrarian Movements Confronting Globalization (eds S. M. Borras, M. Edelman and C. Kay), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307191.ch2

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 Development Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 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:

  • Peasants Make Their Own History, But Not Just as They Please…;
  • situating transnational peasant movement;
  • ‘spatial distinction’ of transnational peasant movement;
  • agrarian question of food;
  • food sovereignty movement - neoliberal project of installing a ‘self-regulating market’ on world scale;
  • Coordination Paysannen Européene (CPE);
  • micro-politics articulating with macro-politics - ability of members to recognize and connect particular conditions and political projects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Situating the Transnational Peasant Movement

  • The Agrarian Question of Food

  • Making History

  • Conclusion

  • References