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Critical perspectives on agrarian transition : India in the global debate / edited by B. B. Mohanty

Contributor(s): Mohanty, B. B, editor
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Routledge India : New York, 2016Edition: South Asia edDescription: xxviii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmISBN: 9781138668607Subject(s): Economic development | Agriculture -- Economic aspectsDDC classification: 338.10954
Contents:
List of Contributors List of abbreviations List of tables & Figures Foreword Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Agrarian transition: from classic to current debates Part 1 Agrarian Transition: Theoretical Discourse 1. Back to the future? Marx, modes of production and the agrarian question 2. Revisiting agrarian transition: reflections on long histories and current realities 3. Contours of the agrarian question: Towards political question of 'the peasantry' in contemporary India Part 2 Global Capitalism, Neoliberalism and Changing Agriculture 4. Capitalist trajectories of global interdependence and welfare outcomes: the lessons of history for the present 5. Declining credibility of the neo-liberal state and agrarian crisis in India 6. Neo-liberal reforms, agrarian capitalism and the peasantry Part 3 Agrarian Transition: Regional Responses 7. Changing gender relations among Gounders in western Tamil Nadu villages 8. Agro-ecological double movements? Zero budget national farming and alternative agriculture after the neoliberal crisis in Kerala 9. Stressed commerce and accumulation process: a study of agrarian transition in West Bengal 10. Punjab's Small Peasantry: Thriving or Deteriorating? Index
Summary: This book evaluates the relevance of classical debates on agrarian transition and extends the horizon of contemporary debates in the Indian context, linking national trends with regional experiences. It identifies new dynamics in agrarian political economy and presents a comprehensive account of diverse aspects of capitalist transition both at theoretical and empirical levels. The essays discuss several neglected domains in agricultural economics such as discursive dimensions of agrarian relations and limitations of stereotypical binaries between capital and non-capital, rural and urban sectors, agriculture and industry, and accumulation and subsistence. With contributions from major scholars in the field, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of agriculture, economics, political economy, sociology, rural development and development studies
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"The book is an outcome of an international seminar on Agrarian Transition in India held in January 2014. This seminar was organised by Pondicherry University in collaboration with French Institute of Pondicherry. ... Of the 25 papers presented in the seminar, only eight papers were selected for this book based on thematic coverage"--Preface
Two of the chapters were not presented at the seminar

List of Contributors List of abbreviations List of tables & Figures Foreword Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction Agrarian transition: from classic to current debates Part 1 Agrarian Transition: Theoretical Discourse 1. Back to the future? Marx, modes of production and the agrarian question 2. Revisiting agrarian transition: reflections on long histories and current realities 3. Contours of the agrarian question: Towards political question of 'the peasantry' in contemporary India Part 2 Global Capitalism, Neoliberalism and Changing Agriculture 4. Capitalist trajectories of global interdependence and welfare outcomes: the lessons of history for the present 5. Declining credibility of the neo-liberal state and agrarian crisis in India 6. Neo-liberal reforms, agrarian capitalism and the peasantry Part 3 Agrarian Transition: Regional Responses 7. Changing gender relations among Gounders in western Tamil Nadu villages 8. Agro-ecological double movements? Zero budget national farming and alternative agriculture after the neoliberal crisis in Kerala 9. Stressed commerce and accumulation process: a study of agrarian transition in West Bengal 10. Punjab's Small Peasantry: Thriving or Deteriorating? Index

This book evaluates the relevance of classical debates on agrarian transition and extends the horizon of contemporary debates in the Indian context, linking national trends with regional experiences. It identifies new dynamics in agrarian political economy and presents a comprehensive account of diverse aspects of capitalist transition both at theoretical and empirical levels. The essays discuss several neglected domains in agricultural economics such as discursive dimensions of agrarian relations and limitations of stereotypical binaries between capital and non-capital, rural and urban sectors, agriculture and industry, and accumulation and subsistence. With contributions from major scholars in the field, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of agriculture, economics, political economy, sociology, rural development and development studies

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