Peasant frontiers as a research strategy: peasant resilience and the reproduction of common land rights

Hanne Dominique Geertrui Jeannine Cottyn, Eric Vanhaute, Esther Beeckaert

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Common land rights are nowadays identified as a pivotal action terrain for building sustainable development and climate resilience. This often leads to an idealisation of these common land systems and the people that manage them. This article presents a research strategy that elaborates on the notion of frontiers to unpack peasant resilience and common land rights as the outcome of a long history of peasant adaptation, resistance and self-reinvention within a globalising world. It presents an empirical comparative analysis of common land rights in European and Andean peasant communities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43
Number of pages68
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2022

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