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Nonviolent Action and the Struggle for Land: Experiences in India and Brazil

“Nonviolent Action and the Struggle for Land: Experiences in India and Brazil”

Kurt Schock (Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University)

Monday, November 24, 2008, 4:30 p.m.

Scheuer Room

Kohlberg Hall

Swarthmore College

Prof. Kurt Schock is author of Unarmed Insurrections: People Power Movements in Nondemocracies (University of Minnesota Press). “He is currently researching land reform and land rights movements in the global south. He is examining how various methods of civil resistance, such as protest marches and land occupations, are being used to promote a more equitable distribution of land and resources. He is also interested in how constructive programs such as rural cooperatives and small-scale sustainable agriculture are being used to promote agrarian reform. More broadly his research seeks to understand how methods of nonviolent action and ‘people power’ movements are able to successfully challenge state domination and economic exploitation.”

Light refreshments will be provided.

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