Session Three: Debt and Rural Subjectivities

'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 27 May 2021 | 18:00-19:00 UK-Time

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

Aguilar, Filomeno (1998). 'Elusive Peasant, Weak State: Sharecropping and the Changing Meaning of Debt'. In Clash of Spirits: The History of Power and Sugar Planter Hegemony on a Visayan Island (pp. 63-94). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

Arango, Lorenza (2020) 'If you don’t owe, you don’t own: debt, discipline and growth in rural Colombia', Journal of Rural Studies, 78 (2020) 271–281.

Shah, Esha (2012) ‘A life wasted making dust’: affective histories of dearth, death, debt and farmers' suicides in India', Journal of Peasant Studies, 39:5, 1159-1179.

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.