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The Polictical Ecology of Education

The Polictical Ecology of Education

Brazil's Landless Worker's Movement and the Politics of Knowledge

by David Meek
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/11/2020
  $62.06
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.
 
ISBN:
9781949199758
9781949199758
Category:
Food & society
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
West Virginia University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x22.86mm
Weight:
0kg

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