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    Free access papers - Climate change and agrarian justice Promo Image

    Free access papers - Climate change and agrarian justice

    The Climate Change & Agrarian Justice online conference organized by JPS, CASAS, PLAAS and TNI is going to happen on 26-29 September 2022. Some of the papers to be presented and discussed during the conference have already been published in JPS, as part of the JPS Special Forum on Climate Change and Critical Agrarian Studies. In order to help expand and deepen the conversation, we are offering 14 of these articles free access from 20 September until 31 October 2022.

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    Sustaining agrarian struggles through painting invasion and resistance: the work of Boy Domínguez Promo Image

    Sustaining agrarian struggles through painting invasion and resistance: the work of Boy Domínguez

    Known as ‘BoyD’, Federico Domínguez currently lives and works in Quezon City in the Philippines. His paintings of agrarian places and peoples have been featured on many covers of this journal, as well as on posters celebrating JPS scholarship. His paintings have also travelled in numerous exhibitions across the Philippines, in Europe, Taiwan, Australia, and other places. BoyD’s agrarian art is a strand in a long history of art being created in support of, and in symbiosis with, struggles for social justice (e.g. Lampert 2013; Reed 2019). The Philippines, for much of BoyD’s childhood, was ruled under martial law by the Marcos family which drew on oppressive US colonial patterns to purloin the country’s resource wealth. Even as democratic government seemed to arrive from the mid-1980s onwards, entrenched structures of corruption and exploitation persisted, with local politicians and businesses inviting in development projects that displaced peasants. The authoritarian Duterte government continues these practices of violence against humans and ecosystems.

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    Climate Change and Agrarian Justice Online Conference - Registration Open

    Registration is now open forthe upcoming

    International Online Conference on Climate Change and Agrarian Justice

    Dates: 26-29 September 2022 Time: 13.00 - 15.30 CAT/ CET each day

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    Introducing the Artivism Review Series

    Introducing: Artivism Review Series

    Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Jessica Barnes and Ricado Jacobs

    JPS 2018-2021 Reviews Section Editors

    August 2022

    The JPS community and readers are surely familiar with the thought-provoking artwork that features on the journal´s covers, posters, and Agrarian Conversations website (https://peasantjournal.org/). Through this critical aesthetics, JPS has long honored the rich and global tradition of artistic activism, or ‘artivism’, in the realms of agrarian and rural politics.

    Today, we are excited to expand JPS´ concern with, and respect for, artivism with the addition of an ´Arts and Agro-Environmental Justice´ review series to the journal.

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    Sobre las protestas de los agricultores de derechas en los Países Bajos - Jan Douwe van der Ploeg  Promo Image

    Sobre las protestas de los agricultores de derechas en los Países Bajos - Jan Douwe van der Ploeg

    La actual ola de protestas de los agricultores neerlandeses (véase DutchNews.nl: Hasta 40 000 agricultores se manifiestan contra el cierre de explotaciones, junio de 2022) puede resultar desconcertante para los que ignoran las complejidades de la agricultura de los Países Bajos. Y es que se suele presentar la agricultura neerlandesa como una de las más modernizadas del mundo y, al menos en el discurso hegemónico, como un ejemplo para muchos otros países. Asimismo, los agricultores neerlandeses, especialmente los más grandes, que ahora están en la calle, se encuentran probablemente entre los más favorecidos del planeta: reciben subvenciones asombrosas de la Política Agrícola Común de la Unión Europea.

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    Colombia: on the path towards agrarian justice?

    Last June, presidential elections in Colombia delivered a historical result, with the victory of leftist leader Gustavo Petro and his ally for the vice-presidency, the Afro-Colombian feminist and environmentalist activist Francia Márquez. This is the first time in history that a left-wing candidate reaches the presidential seat in this 50 million people Latin American nation. The challenges ahead are enormous, as the Historical Pact, the president’s political movement, faces pressing demands to deliver radical political change, while coping with a degrading economic climate and a debt burden inherited from the conservative government in power since 2018. Promises of agrarian justice rank very high in the new administration’s agenda. The massive mobilization of impoverished rural communities was critical to the Left’s victory, and it obliges the president and Congress.

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    Thanks to the JPS community a new impact factor for 2022, and free access articles! Promo Image

    Thanks to the JPS community a new impact factor for 2022, and free access articles!

    The Clarivate Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2022 – that is, covering articles released in 2019 and 2020 cited in 2021 – was released on 28 June 2022.

    Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) has received an Impact Factor of 5.33. Our 5-year Impact Factor is 6.6. We rank 1/93 in Anthropology, and 5/43 in Development Studies.

    In addition, in early June 2022, CiteScore 2022 was released and JPS has received the score of 10.1. We rank 1/1127 in Cultural Studies, and 2/443 in Anthropology.

    We would like to thank JPS authors, reviewers and readers for keeping the Journal in an important position in our field in this particular metric. Thank you!

    On this occasion, we are releasing a set of recent articles free access until 31 August 2022. Enjoy reading!

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    Jan Douwe van der Ploeg on Right wing farmers’ protests in the Netherlands

    Some 40,000 farmers in the Netherlands are engaged in what they call ‘guerilla fights’: blocking the country’s highways with their heavy tractors and threatening to ‘up the ante’ in civic disruption. Jan Douwe van der Ploeg explains the roots of this right wing rural uprising and what it has to tell us about key issues global climate politics.

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    Video abstract - The Ties that Bind

    This paper argues, firstly, that the notion that a resolution of the agrarian question requires the dissolution of small-scale farming is not what Marx thought. It argues, secondly, that extractivist capitalist agriculture is not developing the productive forces. It argues, thirdly, that contemporary agroecological farming is a knowledge-intensive form of production that can maximize the productivity of energy flows, which are central to the productive forces. Cumulatively, it is suggested, the terms and conditions by which the contemporary agrarian question can be resolved is through an agroecological agrarian transition.

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    Video Abstract - Revolturas: resisting multinational seed corporations in Colombia

    Diego Silva Garzón & Laura Gutiérrez Escobar guide readers through their work documenting resistance to seed corporations and legal seed regimes through seed-saving practices and activism in Colombia.

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    Call for Applications - 4th Annual Writeshop 5-10 December, Cape Town

    The Journal of Peasant Studies and partners are pleased to announce the

    4th Annual Writeshop in Critical Agrarian Studies and Scholar-Activism

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    2022 5-10 December, Cape Town**

    Call for Applications

    The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS), College of Humanities and Development Studies (COHD) of China Agricultural University (Beijing), Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape and the Collective of Agrarian Scholar-Activists from the South (CASAS) the emerging association of graduates of this annual writeshop) are jointly organising the 4th Annual Writeshop in Critical Agrarian Studies and Scholar-Activism for PhD students and young researchers (up to 5 years from PhD completion) who are based in, or are originally from, the Global South.

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    Call for papers and participation: conference on climate change and agrarian justice

    The Journal of Peasant Studies and partners announces the international online conference on
    Climate Change and Agrarian Justice

    Dates: 26-29 September 2022
    Time: 13.00 - 15.30 CAT/ CET each day

    Call for papers and participation

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    Welcome to the new editors' website for the Journal of Peasant Studies!

    Welcome to the new website of the editors of the Journal of Peasant Studies!

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    Special Forum on Climate Change and Critical Agrarian Studies

    Climate change is inextricably entwined with contemporary capitalism, but how the relationship between capitalism and climate change plays out in the rural world requires deeper analysis. In particular, the way agrarian struggles connect with the huge challenge of climate change is a vital focus for both thinking and action.