These articles revisit debates around rural development and modernization in Latin America, exploring current agrarian transformations in relation to land tenure and global dispossession, social conflicts and inequalities, and the role of state policies and nonstate actors in these processes.
Venezuela is enduring a long-standing undeclared war. There are many battlefields: el barrio, the Bolivarian Armed Forces, discourses, and conspiracies.
Using methodologies ranging from ethnographic fieldwork and survey analysis to textual analysis of judicial documents and wiretapping records, the four articles in this collection provide us with evidence challenging preconceived notions about how states, communities, and organized crime interact with one another.
The articles in this collection form part of a larger conversation on the state of the field and emerging research paradigms across humanistic disciplines and methods.