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Agrarian social movements are at a crossroads. Although these movements have made significant strides in advancing the concept of food sovereignty, the reality is that many of their members remain engaged in environmentally degrading forms of agriculture, and the lands they farm are increasingly unproductive. Whether movement farmers will be able to remain living on the land, and dedicated to alternative agricultural practices, is a pressing question.

The Political Ecology of Education examines the opportunities for and constraints on advancing food sovereignty in the 17 de Abril settlement, a community born out of a massacre of landless Brazilian workers in 1996. Based on immersive fieldwork over the course of seven years, David Meek makes the provocative argument that critical forms of food systems education are integral to agrarian social movements’ survival. While the need for critical approaches is especially immediate in the Amazon, Meek’s study speaks to the burgeoning attention to food systems education at various educational levels worldwide, from primary to postgraduate programs. His book calls us to rethink the politics of the possible within these pedagogies.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Part I: Conceptions of the World
  1. 1. It Wasn't Supposed to Be This Way
  2. pp. 3-36
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  1. 2. The Struggle on the Land
  2. pp. 37-65
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  1. 3. Space Wasn't Easy
  2. pp. 66-92
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  1. 4. To Stay, or to Leave?
  2. pp. 93-120
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  1. Interlude
  2. pp. 121-126
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  1. Part II: Terrain of Ideologies
  1. 5. Communities of Praxis
  2. pp. 129-152
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  1. 6. Fences around Knowledge
  2. pp. 153-179
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  1. 7. Learning through Movement
  2. pp. 180-205
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  1. 8. Revisiting Territory
  2. pp. 206-226
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 227-232
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 233-240
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  1. References
  2. pp. 241-252
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781949199772
Related ISBN
9781949199758
MARC Record
OCLC
1197700095
Pages
269
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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