Latin American Studies ETDs

Publication Date

5-1-2015

Abstract

This thesis is about agricultural transition in the face of globalization in the community of Pindoyú, Paraguay. Utilizing the extended case study method, the experiences of people of Pindoyú are documented through partcipant observation, individual and household interviews, and auto-ethnographies in order to illuminate theory on the articulation of modes of production, moral economy, and Marxist ecology. Rooted in Meillassouxs understanding of the domestic mode of production and Wolpe's extended view of the articulated modes of production, it argues that people in Pindoyú are participating in the capitalist mode of production while also practicing values incongruent with capitalist production. Findings suggest that values and social norms are institutionalized in Pindoyú through the policies and projects of community groups, which serve as a reproductive mechanism for an alternative mode of production. These values have been historically practiced and remain within the community's collective memory. The findings have implications for community development projects and policies in rural Paraguay and contribute to theory in Marxist anthropology.

Project Sponsors

Tinker Foundation, Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico, Office of Graduate Studies at the University of New Mexico

Language

English

Keywords

agricultural transition, globalization, articulated modes of production, modes of production, rural community development, Paraguay, Marxist ecology, moral economy, auto-ethnography

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Latin American Studies

Second Degree Name

Community and Regional Planning

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Latin American Studies

Second Department

School of Architecture and Planning

First Advisor

Isaac, Claudia B

First Committee Member (Chair)

Field, Les

Second Committee Member

Fleming, William

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