Politically engaged, pluralist and internationalist: critical agrarian studies today
Saturnino M. Borras
Corresponding author: Saturnino M. Borras, e-mail: email@example.com
The Journal of Peasant Studies, Published online
Abstract: Critical Agrarian Studies has three actual and aspirational interlocking features which together connect the worlds of academic research and practical politics: it is politically engaged, pluralist and internationalist. These features also defined the older generation of agrarian studies that gave birth to the Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) 50 years ago, in 1973. Within a decade or so of the journal's inauguration, the agrarian world had been transformed radically amid neoliberal globalization. An altered world did not render agrarian studies less relevant; on the contrary, it has become even more so, but within a different context in which political engagement, pluralism and internationalism develop new meanings and manifest in new ways.
Keywords: Critical agrarian studies; agrarian movements; scholar-activism; knowledge politics
Link to this article: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03066150.2022.2163164