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, pp.(to be confirmed)
Planned Publication date: February 2023
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-032-5
ISBN (web pdf): 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 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 living among the MST many of their defining features and activities are mapped. These include land occupations; the organisation of work co-operatively; the practising of agro-ecology; implementation of gender quotas for community leadership positions; and the application of principles based upon the ‘common good’. These represent just some of the experiences, challenges, and lessons we as a global community can learn from MST communities as we think about alternative futures.
Author: Reece Garcia is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
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