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Colloquium Series, Fall 1999–2000

September 10

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
Center for African Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
“Globalization and African Peasantries”

September 17

Pete Daniel
National Museum of American History
“Bureaucratic Design: The USDA and the Reconfiguration of the Rural South”

September 24

Sutti Ortiz
Anthropology, Boston University
“Power and Bargaining: Laborers and Farmers in Commercial Agriculture”

October 1

Kenneth Kusterer
Sociology, American University
“Small Farmers’ Development Strategies, Hers and His”

October 8

John Maarbjerg
History, Yale University
“The Peasant, His Land, and Money: Land Transactions in Late Sixteenth-Century East Bothnia”

October 15

Cindy Hahamovitch
History, The College of William and Mary
“‘In America Life is Given Away’”: Jamaican Farmworkers and the Making of Agricultural Immigration Policy”

October 22

Harold Forsythe
History, Fairfield University
“Kingfish’s Elders: Freedpeople Constructing a World of Institutionalized Power and Meaning in Virginia and the South, 1865-1900”

October 29

James Boyce
Economics, University of Massachusetts/Amherst
“The Globalization of Market Failure: International Trade and Sustainable Agriculture”

November 5

Thomas Bierschenck
Institute for Ethnology and African Studies, University of Mainz
“Domination, Negotiation, and Violence: Reflections on Fieldwork in a Medium-sized West African Town (Parakou, Republic of Benin)”

November 12

Cynthia Radding
History, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
“Cultural Ecologies in Two Colonial Frontiers of the Americas: Nomads and Villagers of Northwestern Mexico and Eastern Bolivia”

November 19

Bill Duesing
Old Solar Farm, Oxford, CT
“Feeding Ourselves: The Imperative for a Local Organic Food System”

December 3

Gaston Gordillo
Anthropology, University of Toronto
“Sugar Plantations and Money Factories: Cultural Experiences of Poverty and Wealth Among the Tobas of the Argentinean Chaco”



Colloquium Series, Fall 1999–2000

January 14

Anthony Bebbington
Geography, University of Colorado/Boulder
“Of Devils and Details: Engaging Alternative Development Thought in the Rural Andes”

January 21

David Gilmartin
History, North Carolina State University
“Water, Work, and Waste: The State and Colonial Irrigation Science in the Indus Basin”

January 28

Cynthia Duncan
Sociology, University of New Hampshire
“The Politics of Modernization in Remote Resource-Dependent Communities”

February 4

Prasenjit Duara
History, University of Chicago
“Colonial Ethnography and the National Project in East Asia, 1930-1949”

February 11

Steven Stoll
History, Yale University
“Dunghill Doctrines: Soil and the Improvement of Agriculture in the Early Republic”

February 18

Richard Grove
History, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
“El Niño, Famine, and Agrarian History in South and Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Seventeenth-Century Crisis”

February 25

Henry Bernstein
Programme in Public Policy and Management, School for Oriental and African Studies, University of London
“Telling Environmental Change Like It Is?: Reflections on a Comparative Study in Africa”

March 3

Gabriele Rasuly-Paleczek
Anthropology, University of Vienna
“Frontiers, Centers, and Peripheries: Adapting to Changing Fortunes—the Uzbeks of Afghanistan”

March 24

Thandika Mkandawire
Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
“Agrarian Capitalism: From Colonial Rule to Structural Adjustment”

March 31

Joan Martinez-Alier
Economics and Economic History, University Autonoma of Barcelona
“Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Valuation”

April 7

Peter Timmer
Development Studies, University of California/San Diego
“How Well do the Poor Connect to the Growth Process?”

April 14

Jean-François Leguil-Bayart
Centre d’études et de Recherches Internationales, Paris
“The Paradoxical Invention of Economic Modernity”

April 21

Rohan D’Souza
History, Jawaharlal Nehru University
“The Political Economy of ‘Flood Control’ in Eastern India”