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(Neo)peasant resistance

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Course ID: 3102-FNPR Erasmus code / ISCED: 14.7 / (0314) Sociology and cultural studies
Course title: (Neo)peasant resistance Name in Polish: (Neo)peasant resistance
Department: Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Course groups: (in Polish) III rok studiów licencjackich
(in Polish) Moduł L5: Antropologia polityczna i ekonomiczna
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Language: English
Type of course:

optional courses

Short description:

The course is about the resistance strategies of neo-peasant initiatives. A concept of peasant resistance will be analyzed and re-conceptualized in order to apply it in the context of neo-peasantry.


Selected literature

Desmarais, Annette Aurelie

2007 La Vía Campesina. Globalization and the Power of Peasants, Pluto Press, London.

Halfacree, Keith

2006 From dropping out to leading on? British counter-cultural back-to-the-land in a changing rurality, Progress in Human Geography, 30: 3, 309-336.

Hummel, Agata

‘Uważamy, że praca w polu to jest rewolucja’. Infrapolityka samorządnych inicjatyw wiejskich.” (nieopublikowany)

Luetchford, Pete; Jeff Pratt

2013 Food for Change: The Politics and Values of Social Movements, Pluto Press, London. (wybrane fragmenty)

Pratt, J.

2009 Incorporation and Resistance: Analytical Issues in the Conventionalization Debate and Alternative Food Chains, “Journal of Agrarian Change”, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 155–174.

Scott, James C.

1985 Weapons of the weak. Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance, Yale University Press, New Haven/London. (jeden rozdział)

Wilbur, Andrew

2013 Growing a Radical Ruralism: Back-to-the-Land as Practice

and Ideal, Geography Compass 7:2, 149–160.

Williams, Gwyn

2008 The Larzac and Millau (chapter 2) [in:] Struggles for an Alternative Globalization. An Ethnography of Counterpower in Southern France, pp. 25-46.

Willis, Scott; Hugh Campbell

2004 The Chestnut Economy: The Praxis of Neo-Peasantry in Rural France, Sociologia Ruralis, Vol 44, No. 3, p. 317-331.

Wolf, Eric R.

1966 Peasantry and Its Problems (Chapter1) [in:] Peasants, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, pp. 1-17.

Learning outcomes: (in Polish)

Po ukończeniu zajęć studenci potrafią:

- analitycznie myśleć i dokonywać obserwacji i krytyki przemian społeczno-kulturowych

- posługiwać się wybranym językiem obcym na poziomie B2+ Europejskiego Systemu Opisu Kształcenia Językowego

- posługiwać się specjalistyczną terminologią z zakresu etnologii i antropologii kulturowej w języku obcym

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

Course requirements:

− Reading a main text for each meeting and showing its comprehension during the meeting (class). If you have not red the text it counts as an absence.

− Always bring the text with you!!!!

− Bringing minimum two questions to each text to share with the group and to discuss them.

− Participation in the discussion.

− Essay as final assignment


o You are obliged to regularly assist the class with the exception of those who were given the permission far an individual organization of studies; they should negotiate with the professor the mode of participation in classes and the conditions of the assessment.

o The maximum number of absences may not exceed 1/4 of the course (that is 3, and in exceptional cases 4 meetings). Otherwise the course can not be passed.

o Every absence, justified or not, must be made up for, which means that the student must master the knowledge that was passed in class.

 To make up for an absence you should write a short essay on the text that was treated in the class and deliver it one week after the absence, until the next class (the deadline may be postponed to two weeks if you show the sick leave document). Essays delivered later will not be accepted.

 Students that have been absent for health reasons (that is have shown the sick leave document in the next class) or were taking part in other university activities are not exempt from the acquired knowledge on the topic.

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