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The Journal of Peasant Studies



2013 Impact Factor: 5.477
5-Year Impact Factor: 4.484
Ranking: 1/81 (Anthropology) 1/55 (Planning & Development)
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The Journal of Peasant Studies is edited by ISS Associate Professor Jun Borras

About the Journal of Peasant Studies

The Journal of Peasant Studies is one of the leading journals in the field of rural development. It was founded on the initiative of Terence J. Byres and its first editors were Byres, Charles Curwen and Teodor Shanin.

It provokes and promotes critical thinking about social structures, institutions, actors and processes of change in and in relation to the rural world. It encourages inquiry into how agrarian power relations between classes and other social groups are created, understood, contested and transformed. The Journal pays special attention to questions of ‘agency' of marginalized groups in agrarian societies, particularly their autonomy and capacity to interpret – and change – their conditions.