Blog

The JAC Blog hosts posts on agrarian and rural issues, both contemporary and historical.

It covers book reviews, photo essays, research essays and field notes. We welcome blog submissions.

Social reproduction and women’s work in the Global South

November 24, 2018

This post is written by Sara Stevano who is Lecturer in Economics at UWE, Bristol. When I began my research in Mozambique, in August 2011, I wanted to understand women’s participation in remunerated work.

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The Bernstein & Byres Prize in Agrarian Change for 2017

September 17, 2018

We are pleased to announce that R. Ramakumar, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, has been awarded the 2017 Bernstein & Byres Prize for his article ‘Jats, Khaps and Riots: Communal Politics and the Bharatiya Kisan Union in Northern India’.

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Book review of Nandini Sundar’s The Burning Forest

August 17, 2017

This post is written by Christian Lund who is Professor of Development, Resource Management, and Governance, at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, at Copenhagen University.

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The Bernstein and Byres Prize in Agrarian Change for 2016

July 8, 2017

The ‘Bernstein & Byres Prize’ has been awarded since 2008 by the Journal of Agrarian Change (JAC) to the best article published in that year.

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Book Review of Bina Agarwal’s Gender Challenges

June 28, 2017

An activist scholar and former President of the International Association for Feminist Economics, Bina Agarwal is best known for her (1994) monumental A Field of One’s Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia.

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

June 20, 2017

This is a book of impressive scope. It tells the story of coffee cultivation on Java under Dutch colonialism from its beginnings in the early 1600s through to the end of the notorious Cultivation System in the late 1800s.

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Rethinking Agrarian Transitions and Left Politics in India

May 31, 2017

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…

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Notice – London workshop on Chinese labour regimes, 22 June

May 19, 2017

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.

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

May 5, 2017

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…

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

December 21, 2016

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…

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