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Record number 559634
Title Agroecological peasant territories: resistance and existence in the struggle for emancipation in Brazil
Author(s) Berg, Leonardo van den; Goris, M.B.; Behagel, J.H.; Verschoor, G.; Turnhout, E.; Botelho, M.I.V.; Silva Lopes, I.
Source The Journal of Peasant Studies (2019). - ISSN 0306-6150
Department(s) Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
Sociology of Development and Change
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) Agri-food system transformation - food movements - peasant movements - upscaling agroecology

We explore peasant territories as an emancipatory alternative in the context of authoritarian populism and neo-liberalism by focusing on two agroecological peasant territories in Brazil. We argue that territories harbour socio-ecological, cultural-political and politico-institutional bases that engender different forms of resistance and existence. Peasant territories build and defend emancipatory alternatives by creating self-governed knowledge and production systems, by problematising and mobilising against exploitative relations, and by transforming parts of the state. We conclude that peasant territories provide a basis for emancipatory transformation. What is more, they can be considered as emancipatory alternatives in themselves.

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