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publié dans Ressources le 13 octobre 2020

Article – Pastoralists and peasants: perspectives on agrarian change

Journal of Peasant Studies

PastoralismeAnalyse, synthèse

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For many years, studies of peasants and pastoralists have run in parallel, creating mutual blind-spots. A reflection on a large literature on pastoralism reveals that there are some important contrasts with classic representations of a settled peasantry (living with and off uncertainty; mobility to respond to variability; flexible land control and new forms of tenure; dynamic social formations; collective social relations for a new moral economy; engaging with complex markets and a new politics for a transforming world). Nevertheless, the article argues that these are all important for understanding settled agrarian systems too, as today pastoralists and peasants face many of the same challenges.

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