Post-socialist smallholders: silence, resistance and alternatives
The majority of the world’s smallholders live in countries that experience(d) socialism, but they largely remain invisible in agrarian studies. This special issue puts the spotlight on post-socialist smallholders, asking whether, and how, they (1) fulfil important functions in society; (2) engage in resistance (against the state or corporate actors); and (3) constitute an alternative to the industrial agri-food system. We find that post-socialist smallholders rarely confront the mainstream agri-food system head-on, but that they make a larger contribution to sustainability, community and food sovereignty than do smallholders or alternative agriculture in the “West”.
|Keywords||alternative food networks, food sovereignty, post-socialism, resistance, Smallholders|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1080/02255189.2019.1688649, hdl.handle.net/1765/122454|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Development Studies|
Visser, O, Dorondel, S. (Stefan), Jehlička, P. (Petr), & Spoor, M.N. (2019). Post-socialist smallholders: silence, resistance and alternatives. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 40(4), 499–510. doi:10.1080/02255189.2019.1688649