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.
This space on our website is intended to be a place where researchers in and around the Marxist tradition can critically discuss problematic issues in methodology and research methods. We are good in critique of dominant paradigms and misleading concepts, but how do we get beyond critique to substantive research that addresses politically relevant issues?…Read More
This year’s IIPPE Annual Political Economy Conference (July 3 – 5, 2019, Lille (France)) will be a joint conference with the French Association for Political EconomyRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The ‘Bernstein & Byres Prize’ has been awarded since 2008 by the Journal of Agrarian Change (JAC) to the best article published in that year.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
Interview: Agrarian Political Economy of Left-wing Governments in Latin America with Leandro Vergara-Camus
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…Read More
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: email@example.com). 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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More