This comprehensive volume advances heterodox reconstructions of agrarian Marxism on the occasion of Marx's 200th birth anniversary.
While Marxists have long criticized 'populists' for ignoring capitalism and class, populists have charged Marxists with historical
determinism. This ongoing debate has now reached something of an impasse, in part because new empirical work addressing the
complex contemporary patterns and conjunctures of global agrarian capitalism offers exciting new horizons, along with new
and generative theoretical reconstructions of Marxism itself. This book helps to point the way beyond this impasse, and illustrates
that agrarian Marxism remains a dynamic theoretical program that offers powerful insights into agrarian change and politics
in the twenty-first century.
This book was originally published as a special issue of The
Journal of Peasant Studies.