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Agrarian Politics Episode 7: Feminism and postcoloniality: Transcending patriarchy and nationalism

To grapple with patriarchy requires drawing inspiration from anticolonial struggles, recognising the constraints of the neocolonial present and forging a post-patriarchal postcolonial future. In this episode, we speak with Professor Patricia McFadden, a radical feminist, scholar and activist from eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), who spent 20 years in the anti-apartheid and anti-colonial struggle and whose work addresses gender politics and citizenship,…
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November 23, 2020
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Agrarian Politics Episode 5: Small-scale fishers and the struggle for ‘blue justice’

More than half a billion people in the world depend on fishing for a livelihood. Not only is this resource being depleted, but it has been privatised, with rights allocated to big companies, reducing people's access and in some cases pushing people into criminal livelihoods. In this episode, we talk with two prominent voices on the fishing sector: Prof Moenieba…
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September 14, 2020
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Agrarian Politics Episode 4: Issa Shivji on the “new neoliberalism”, nationalism and pan-Africanism (Part 2)

In this episode, we conclude our conversation with Prof Issa Shivji, a leading scholar in agrarian studies and pan-Africanism. Drawing on the experience of Tanzania through Mwalimu Nyerere's development project, Issa Shivji analyses the history of nationalism, nation-building and pan-Africanism in the continent. He speaks of the vicissitudes of 'former' neoliberalism and the current "new neoliberalism", while pointing out paths…
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August 31, 2020
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Agrarian Politics Episode 3: Issa Shivji on neoliberalism, working people’s resistance and the role of intellectuals in Africa (Part 1)

In this episode, we speak to Prof Issa Shivji, a leading scholar in agrarian studies and pan-Africanism about his concept of "working people" which refers to a broad range of people living on the margins in both the countryside and the cities. He argues that the class categories of "working class" and "peasantry" no longer accurately describe concrete realities, following…
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August 17, 2020
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Agrarian Politics Episode 2: Food activism in the Covid-19 crisis

Agrarian Politics Episode 2: Food activism in the Covid-19 crisis The Covid-19 pandemic has quickly become a hunger crisis. Activists who for years have mobilised around agrarian and food justice have quickly responded to the Covid-19 crisis by connecting marginalised farmers with poor communities. They argue that the crisis threatens poor people throughout the food system–but also offers a moment…
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July 17, 2020
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New podcast “Agrarian Politics” launched today

The Agrarian Politics podcast launches today. Agrarian Politics is a podcast by and for researchers and activists committed to land and agrarian reforms, just and equitable food systems and progressive politics in Africa and the Global South. It is a platform to be shared. To generate a critical mass of knowledge and experience, the podcast will feature hosts and guests who…
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July 1, 2020