- Wednesday 5 Oct 2022, 18:00 - 19:30
- PhD defence
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On the 05 of October 2022, Zoe Brent will defend her PhD thesis entitled 'The challenge of generational renewal in post-industrial farming contexts: Regimes of agrarian social reproduction in the Basque Country.
In much of the global North, the continued decline in agrarian jobs and depopulation of rural areas is increasingly discussed by policymakers, and the media as a crisis of generational renewal, which affects the majority of the European region (especially the west) and also the future of the food system.
She suggests that this crisis of generational renewal is actually a symptom of broader ecological and political crises, as well as a crisis of social reproduction. Emerging efforts to overcome barriers to generational renewal are framed as one among many collective mobilizations responding to ecological, political and social crises more broadly. We are living in a global moment when the need for systemic transformation in order to ensure the survival of the planet and the majority of the people living on it in increasingly evident.
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Doctoral dissertation supervisors
Professor Murat Arsel- International Institute of Social Studies
Dr Mamen Cuellar Padilla- Universidad de Córdoba
Dr Mindi Schneider- Brown University
Full Doctoral Committee
Dr Sue Ferguson, Wilfrid Laurier University
Professor Sharryn M. Kasmir, Hofstra University
Professor Annette Desmarais, University of Manitoba
Dr Elisa Oteros-Rozas, Cordoba University
Dr Stefania Barca, University of Santiago de Compostela
Professor Wendy Harcourt, International Institute of Social Studies
Dr Helena Perez, International Institute of Social Studies