Faculty Book: Marc Edelman

Marc Edelman

Global Land Grabs: History, Theory and Method
(Routledge, 2015)

In the wake of the 2008 world food crisis, a surge of land grabbing swept Africa, Asia, Latin America, and even some regions of Europe and North America. Investors have uprooted rural communities for massive agricultural, biofuels, mining, industrial and urbanization projects. “Water grabbing” and “green grabbing” have further exacerbated social tensions. The contributors to this volume critically scrutinize alarmist claims of the first wave of research on this topic, probing the historical antecedents of today’s land grabbing, examining large-scale land acquisitions in light of international human rights and investment law, and considering anew longstanding questions in agrarian political economy about forms of dispossession and accumulation and grassroots resistance. This book was published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.
 
Marc Edelman (Hunter) serves on the doctoral faculty in Anthropology at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: MAR 4, 2015

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