Peasants, the agrarian question and lenses of development

  title={Peasants, the agrarian question and lenses of development},
  author={Graham I. Harrison},
This paper reviews the interactions between conceptualizations of rural development and development theory more broadly. It identifies two key issues: the representation of peasant farmers and the agrarian question, that is, how do peasant societies interact with broader political economies? The paper develops two responses to these issues: first, that theory should not be imposed upon peasant societies to the neglect of ‘bottom up’ research; and secondly, that researchers should… CONTINUE READING