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Rural Communities under Stress By Jonathan Barker

Rural Communities under Stress by Jonathan Barker

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This 1990 text goes behind the crises of famine and poor agricultural production to examine the forces and pressures that can affect peasant farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on a wide range of case studies, the book shows that peasant farmers have ways of defending their interests.

Rural Communities under Stress Summary

Rural Communities under Stress: Peasant Farmers and the State in Africa by Jonathan Barker

First published in 1990, Rural Communities under Stress goes behind the crises of famine and poor agricultural production to examine the forces and pressures that can affect peasant farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing on a wide range of case studies by anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists, and economists, the book shows that peasant farmers have ways of defending their interests. Cases from Senegal, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda are given as concrete examples of ways peasant farming communities cope with the stresses of economic exploitation, political subordination, and demographic and ecological pressure. Even when they are not successful, peasant farmers are far from being passive victims. The book examines in direct and clear language the major arguments about the basic nature of Africa's rural crisis put forward by powerful agencies of international assistance and influential academics.

Table of Contents

1. Dramas of rural change; 2. Beyond the images of crisis; 3. Changing peasant farms; 4. The making of peasant-farming zones; 5. Markets and power; 6. Communities under stress; 7. Peasant farmers and the 'beginning of politics'; 8. Peasant farmers as citizens; 9. Crisis and opportunity; References; Index.

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GOR011139768
Rural Communities under Stress: Peasant Farmers and the State in Africa by Jonathan Barker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1990-02-01
240
0521313589
9780521313582
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