Session Five: Vernacular Experiences and Stories

'Debt and Credit in Rural Communities' is an online reading group that pays attention to processes of agrarian change unleashed by debt and credit. It looks at the experiences of rural communities, peasants, and workers while also examining the structural transformations produced by finance.

Thursday 24 June 2021 | 18:00-19:00 UK-Time

This week, the group are meeting to discuss the following texts:

Ali, Tariq Omar (2018) A Local History of Global Capital: Jute and Peasant Life in the Bengal Delta. Princeton: Princeton University Press. [Introduction and Chapter 1 to 4].

Dore, Elizabeth (2006) Myths of Modernity: Peonage and Patriarchy in Nicaragua. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Gates, Marilyn (1993) In Default: Peasants, the Debt Crisis, and the Agricultural Challenge in Mexico. Boulder: Westview Press.

This reading group is convened by Joseph Martínez-Salinas. If you have any queries about the events or reading, please don't hesitate to email.


Image courtesy of Joseph Martínez-Salinas.