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End Of The Peasantry: The Rural Labor Movement in Northeast Brazil, 1961–1988
by Anthony W. Pereira
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-8229-5618-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7176-4
Library of Congress Classification HD6614.A29P47 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 331.881309813

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The rural labor movement played a surprisingly active role in Brazil’s transition to democracy in the 1980s.  While in most Latin American countries rural labor was conspicuously marginal, in Brazil, an expanded, secularized, and centralized movement organized strikes, staged demonstrations for land reform, demanded political liberalization, and criticized the government’s environmental policies.


In this ground-breaking book, Anthony W. Pereira explains this transition as the result of two intertwined processes - the modernization of agricultural production and the expansion of the welfare state into the countryside - and explores the political consequences of these processes, occurring not only in Latin America but in much of the Third World.



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