Climate change and agrarian struggles

An invitation to contribute to a Journal of Peasant Studies Forum

An invitation to contribution to a new Journal of Peasant Studies Forum on ‘climate change and critical agrarian studies’.

This essay introduces and invites contributions to a new Journal of Peasant Studies Forum on ‘climate change and critical agrarian studies’.

Climate change is inextricably entwined with contemporary capitalism, but how the relationship between capitalism and climate change plays out in the rural world requires deeper analysis. In particular, the way agrarian struggles connect with the huge challenge of climate change is a vital focus for both thinking and action.

How the dynamics of climate change shape and are shaped by the rural world

In this essay, the authors make the connections between climate change and critical agrarian studies and identify competing, although overlapping, narratives.

These narratives frame climate change debates and the way that the dynamics of climate change shape and are shaped by the rural world, whether through state policies, international governance, corporate influence, or agrarian struggles.

The authors use a simple framework to examine different logics and strategies for anti-capitalist struggles that might connect climate change and agrarian mobilizations.

They conclude with some overall reflections and suggestions for broad, guiding questions for future inquiry as part of the JPS Forum.

Read the full article online - 'Climate Change and Agrarian Struggles: an invitation to contribute to a JPS Forum', Journal of Peasant Studies

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Professor Jun Borras

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Professor Ian Scoones

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Professor Amita Baviskar

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Professor Marc Edelman

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Nancy Peluso

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About JPS

A leading journal in the field of rural politics and development, The Journal of Peasant Studies ( JPS) provokes and promotes critical thinking about social structures, institutions, actors and processes of change in and in relation to the rural world. It fosters inquiry into how agrarian power relations between classes and other social groups are created, understood, contested and transformed. JPS pays special attention to questions of ‘agency’ of marginalized groups in agrarian societies, particularly their autonomy and capacity to interpret – and change – their conditions.

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