Introduction: Covid-19 and the conditions and struggles of agrarian classes of labour

Pattenden, Jonathan, Campling, Liam, Castañón Ballivián, Enrique, Gras, Carla, Lerche, Jens, O'Laughlin, Bridget, Oya, Carlos, Pérez-Niño, Helena and Sinha, Shreya (2021) Introduction: Covid-19 and the conditions and struggles of agrarian classes of labour. Journal of Agrarian Change, 21 (3). pp. 582-590. ISSN 1471-0358

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Abstract

Covid-19 generated a crisis in capitalism, but not of capitalism. Capitalism reproduces itself in crisis and in ways that have significant but uneven impacts on the conditions and struggles of agrarian classes of labour. This article explores preliminary studies of how Covid-19 has affected agrarian social formations in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the farmers, petty commodity producers, labourers and agribusinesses who populate them. It considers some of the implications for wage-labour, agriculture, accumulation and social reproduction including care work. And it briefly considers Covid-19's political impacts—in terms of the role of the state and possibilities for challenging capitalism, its violence and its ecological crisis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid-19,agribusiness,labour,small farmers,global and planetary change,archaeology,anthropology,archaeology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2306
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2021 00:08
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 00:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80267
DOI: 10.1111/joac.12440

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