The Other Green Revolution: Land Epistemologies and the Mexican Revolutionary State

Article written by DPDF 2009 Critical Agrarian Studies fellow Greta Marchesi, featured in Antipode.

This paper explores the development of Mexican Revolutionary land epistemologies in the years following the global Great Depression. Demonstrating how ideas about agrarian life informed national development efforts across multiple spheres, including public education, state-sponsored media, and governmental conservation projects, it argues that human–nature relations were constitutive of state visions of Revolutionary citizenship. Scholarly work interrogating the role of scientific knowledge in land politics has focused on the ways that territorial dispossessions are routed through expert truth claims; this study deviates from that work by asking how resource conflicts can also produce new knowledge to support progressive platforms for change.

Title
The Other Green Revolution: Land Epistemologies and the Mexican Revolutionary State
Author
Marchesi, Greta
Published
John Wiley & Sons, February 2016
On the web
Citation
Marchesi, Greta, "The Other Green Revolution: Land Epistemologies and the Mexican Revolutionary State," Antipode, February 2016, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anti.12215/abstract;jsessionid=6840739BF29227FDDE2D9F6EB1C0980C.f01t03?userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=.