Against Colonization and Rural Dispossession : Local Resistance in South & East Asia, the Pacific & Africa Hardback
Edited by Dip Kapoor
Underthe guise of 'development', a globalizing capitalism has continued to causepoverty through dispossession and the exploitation of labour across the GlobalSouth.
This process has been met with varied forms of rural resistance by localmovements of displaced farm workers, small and landless (women) peasants, andindigenous peoples in South and East Asia, the Pacific and Africa, who areresisting the forced appropriation of their land, the exploitation of labourand the destruction of their ecosystems and ways of life. In this provocativenew collection, engaged scholars and activists combine grounded case studieswith both Marxist and anti-colonial analyses, suggesting that the developmentalproject is a continuation of the colonial project.
The authors then demonstratethe ways in which these local struggles have attempted to resist colonizationand dispossession in the rural belt, thereby contributing essential movement-relevantknowledge onthese experiences in the Global South. A vital addition to thefields of criticaldevelopment studies, political-sociology, agrarian studies and the anthropologyof resistance, this book addresses academics andanalysts who have either minimized or overlooked local resistances to colonialcapital, especially in the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages, 1 Tables, black and white; 2 Figures; 1 Maps; 1 Index; 1 Bibliography
- Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/08/2017
- Category: Development studies
- ISBN: 9781783609444