Greening Agrarian Studies: Virtual Special Issue The Journal of Peasant Studies: Critical Perspectives on Rural Politics and Development

The Journal of Peasant Studies

The Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS) celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013-14. Volume 1 of JPS was published in October 1973 to September 1974. Part of our series of initiatives to commemorate the anniversary of JPS was the publication of two virtual special issues: 40 Classics in Peasant Studies released in 2013 and JPS 40: Peasants & Politics released in 2014. Included in both collections are articles previously published in JPS, mostly in the journal’s earlier volumes. The articles in both virtual special issues share one common feature: they all remain extremely relevant, especially in the context of today’s worldwide revival of critical agrarian studies. 

Encouraged by the success of the two virtual special issues, the editorial team of JPS decided to release a third virtual special issue – JPS 40: Greening Agrarian Studies. As the title suggests, this collection brings together 40 articles on various environmental themes that speak to critical agrarian studies. We hope academics will find this virtual special issue useful in their courses. We hope students of contemporary critical agrarian studies and critical environmental studies, among others, will find it useful in building their theoretical foundations. We hope policy practitioners will find it relevant in informing policy debates. We hope agrarian, food and environmental activists will find it relevant in their political struggles.

Saturnino (‘Jun’) M. Borras Jr

Amita Baviskar, Marc Edelman, Jonathan Fox, Deniz Kandiyoti, Nancy Peluso, Ian Scoones, Kalyanakrishnan (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan, and Wendy Wolford
(Editorial Collective)

Madeleine Fairbairn, Michael Levien and Tony Weis
(2013 – present, Book Reviews Section Editors) 

The articles below are available as free to access until 31st December 2015. Simply click on an article title to read in full: