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The Agrarian Question and the Peasant Movement in Colombia
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  • Page extent: 310 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.59 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 322.4/4/09861
  • Dewey version: 19
  • LC Classification: HD516 .Z36 1986
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Peasant uprisings--Colombia
    • Peasants--Political activity--Colombia
    • Asociación Nacional de Usuarios Campesinos (Colombia)
    • Land tenure--Colombia

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521320108 | ISBN-10: 0521320100)

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The National Peasant Association of Colombia was created in the late 1960s as part of an official initiative to promote peasant participation in State services and in the process of agrarian reform. This study provides an account of its struggle for land, defense of colonists and protection of small land holders.


List of tables, figures and maps; Foreword Teodor Shanin; Foreword by UNRISD; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The agrarian question in Colombia; 2. Reformism and the beginnings of the peasant movement; 3. The radicalization of ANUC and the great waves of land invasions; 4. Counterreform; 5. The contradictory influences of peasant politicization; 6. Concessions and repressive escalation; 7. The new occupational alternatives and the issue of the rural proletariat; 8. Partial repeasantization and the question of the new peasant settlements; 9. Final crisis and clientelist regression of ANUC; 10. Overview and final remarks; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Prize Winner

the Pacific Coast Council on Latin-American Studies' Hubert Herring Award


"...a very fine study of the peasant movement of the 1970s in Colombia. It is an outstanding work, both for its empirical detail and theoretical sophistication." Professor Eric R. Wolf, City University of New York


Teodor Shanin

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