POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE. AGROECOLOGY AND POST–DEVELOPMENT

POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE. AGROECOLOGY AND POST–DEVELOPMENT

ECOLOGÍA POLÍTICA DE LA AGRICULTURA. AGROECOLOGÍA Y POSDESARROLLO

  • Omar Felipe Giraldo
  • El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
  • Springer (English), El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (Spanish)
  • Spanish
  • Printed
    • 978-6078-429-51-6
  • No
    • Laura López Argoytia
    • llopez@ecosur.mx; laurargoytia@yahoo.com.mx
    • +52 (967) 674–9000, Exts. 1790/1

This work offers an original proposal to think critically about the power relations existing in contemporary agriculture. In it, the author tries to clarify some of the strategies that the industrial agrobusiness, in collusion with the state and multilateral dependencies sets in motion, with the purpose of making millions of farmers lives functional, so that their bodies, enunciations and sensibilities, may be useful to the dynamics of capital accumulation. The book also shows the other side describing how and under what conditions social movements are responding to the loss generated by this model. The central thesis is that many ongoing agroecological processes are providing one of the most interesting guidelines to visualize transitions towards post-development, post-extractivism, and the construction of multiple worlds beyond the capital sphere.

". . . a deep and detailed analysis. . . This book bares the operation of the globalized agri-food system." —Carolina Agurto, Yo Joven & Rural