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A New Model Society: The Brazilian Landless Movement


Title: A New Model Society
Subtitle: The Brazilian Landless Movement
Subject Classification: Society & Culture, Economics and Finance, Poverty, Equality Diversity Inclusion, Food and Farming
BIC Classification: JF, TV, KC
BISAC Classification: SOC000000, TEC003070, BUS022000
Binding: Hardback, Paperback, ebook, pp.206
Publication date: 9th May 2023
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-80441-032-5
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-80441-407-1
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-80441-033-2

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Globalised neoliberal capitalism continues to entrench inequality, environmental degradation, and social division. The Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), or Brazilian Landless Rural Workers Movement, offer us a route beyond any theoretical impasse or reluctant acquiescence to the enduring social and economic status quo. Through time spent working and being among the MST many of their defining features and practices are mapped. These include land occupations; the organisation of work co-operatively; the practising of agro-ecology; participatory democracy; implementation of gender quotas for community leadership positions; and the application of principles based upon the ‘common good’. From these experiences, challenges, and successes there is a great deal that we as a global community can learn from MST communities as we think about alternative, just futures.


Author: Dr. Reece Garcia is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK


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