The Bernstein and Byres Prize in Agrarian Change for 2016

By Jo Tomkinson|July 8, 2017|Agriculture, Journal of Agrarian Change, Labour|0 comments

This post has been jointly written by the editors of the Journal of Agrarian Change: Liam Campling, Cristóbal Kay, Jens Lerche, and Carlos Oya. It is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog. The ‘Bernstein & Byres Prize’ has been awarded since 2008 by the Journal of Agrarian Change (JAC) to the best article published in that year. An award of £500 is

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Book Review of Bina Agarwal’s Gender Challenges

By Jo Tomkinson|June 28, 2017|Agriculture, Journal of Agrarian Change, Political ecology, State in development, Women's rights|0 comments

This post is written by Haroon Akram-Lodhi who is Professor in the Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Ontario. It is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog. Gender Challenges, Volume 1: Agriculture, Technology, and Food Security, by Bina Agarwal. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. 400+xxiii. US$235 / Rs. 6595 (3-volume set, pb.). ISBN: 978-0-19-809982-6. Gender Challenges, Volume 2: Property,

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Book Review of Jan Breman’s Mobilizing Labour for the Global Coffee Market

By Jo Tomkinson|June 20, 2017|Agriculture, Journal of Agrarian Change, Labour|0 comments

This post is written by John M. Talbot, Chair of the Political Economy of the World System section of the American Sociological Association. It is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog. Mobilizing Labour for the Global Coffee Market: Profits from an Unfree Work Regime in Colonial Java, by Jan Breman. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015. Pp. 404 + 8 Plates €99 (hb). ISBN

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Rethinking Agrarian Transitions and Left Politics in India

By Jo Tomkinson|May 31, 2017|Agriculture, Journal of Agrarian Change, Labour, Neoliberalism, Uncategorized|0 comments

Free Issue of Journal of Agrarian Change to mark 50 years since Naxalbari This post is written by Jens Lerche, Reader in Agrarian and Labour Studies in the Department of Development Studies, SOAS and Editor in Chief of Journal of Agrarian Change, Alpa Shah, Associate Professor (Reader) in Anthropology at LSE, and Barbara Harriss-White,  Emeritus Professor of Development Studies at Oxford University. It is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted

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Notice – London workshop on Chinese labour regimes, 22 June

By Jo Tomkinson|May 19, 2017|Global commodity chains, Journal of Agrarian Change, Labour|0 comments

‘Chinese labour regimes: mutations, expansions, resistance’  A Centre on Labour and Global Production workshop Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus Thursday 22 June, 2pm – 6pm   “The ongoing wave of strikes in China is the latest manifestation of a dynamic that can be summed up in the phrase: where capital goes, labor-capital conflict shortly follows” — Beverly Silver   The emergence of China as a global economic

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Interview: Agrarian Political Economy of Left-wing Governments in Latin America with Leandro Vergara-Camus

By Jo Tomkinson|May 5, 2017|Journal of Agrarian Change|0 comments

This post is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog.  The Journal of Agrarian Change has recently published a Special Issue entitled, ‘Peasants, Agribusiness, Left-wing Governments and Neo-Developmentalism in Latin America: Exploring the Contradictions’ (JAC Vol. 17, No. 2, April 2017), edited by Cristóbal Kay and Leandro Vergara-Camus. In this interview, Leandro Vergara-Camus (Senior Lecturer, Development Studies at SOAS) talks about the

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Book Review of Jason Moore’s Capitalism in the Web of Life by Henry Bernstein

By Jo Tomkinson|December 21, 2016|Journal of Agrarian Change|0 comments

Henry Bernstein is Emeritus Professor of Development Studies in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS and Adjunct Professor in the College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University, Beijing (e-mail: hb4@soas.ac.uk).  This post is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog. It is a summary of the talk given by the author as part of the Agrarian Change Seminar Series. Capitalism in

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India’s Land Question

By Jo Tomkinson|October 23, 2016|Journal of Agrarian Change|0 comments

Michael Levien is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on India and seeks to advance a nascent sociology of dispossession. He teaches on international development, agrarian change, dispossession, and social theory. This post is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog. It is a summary of the talk given by the author as part of the Agrarian

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Notice – New Virtual Issue – ‘The Political Ecology of Agrarian Change’

By Jo Tomkinson|September 19, 2016|Journal of Agrarian Change|0 comments

This notice is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog.  Journal of Agrarian Change, Virtual Issue, April 2016: The Political Ecology of Agrarian Change Editor: Liam Campling This virtual special issue collects work on the political ecology of agrarian change. Over the last 15 years, Journal of Agrarian Change has published dozens of articles on the ecology and environmental history of agrarian

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Notice – Special Issue July 2016: A Festschrift for Henry Bernstein

By Jo Tomkinson|July 21, 2016|Journal of Agrarian Change|0 comments

This notice is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog.  Journal of Agrarian Change 16(3) Special Issue – The Political Economy of Agrarian Change: Essays in Appreciation of Henry Bernstein  Guest Editors: Liam Campling and Jens Lerche This special issue of the Journal of Agrarian Change presents five essays and an interview in appreciation of Henry Bernstein. Henry Bernstein’s contributions to

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