SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Agrarian Change panel at Historical Materialism Conference

Bridget O’Laughlin (ISS, the Hague), Ben Cousins (PLAAS, Western Cape), Henry Bernstein (SOAS)

Date: 10 November 2012Time: 11:15 AM

Finishes: 10 November 2012Time: 1:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4421

Type of Event: Seminar

Crises of labour in South Africa: what is the contribution of the agrarian question?

  • Land, Labour And The Production Of Affliction In Rural Southern Africa – Bridget O’Laughlin (ISS, the Hague)
  • Smallholder irrigation, agrarian reform and ‘accumulation from below’ in post-apartheid South Africa – Ben Cousins (PLAAS, Western Cape)
  • Commercial agriculture in South Africa since 1994: ‘natural, simply capitalism’ – Henry Bernstein (SOAS)