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Productive dilemmas: assistance and struggle in a Nicaraguan agricultural cooperative

  title={Productive dilemmas: assistance and struggle in a Nicaraguan agricultural cooperative},
  author={David Cooper},
  • D. Cooper
  • Published 28 April 2015
  • Political Science
Based on 15 months of ethnographic fieldwork, this thesis is an ethnography of Gualiqueme, a village in the northern mountains of Nicaragua which was established by the Sandinistas as an agricultural cooperative in the 1980s. It explores the way rural Nicaraguan understandings of efficacy have informed and inflected their involvements with the cooperative, the Sandinista state, and each other. For Gualiqueme residents the prospect of productivity and efficacy revolves around a crucial dilemma… 
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