Peasants into European Farmers?

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Katy Fox

EU Integration in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania

ISBN 978-3-643-80107-4
Band-Nr. 33
Jahr 2011
Seiten 360
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/


This is an ethnographic analysis of how the EU’s Common Agricultural
Policy (CAP) was deployed by policy makers and elites in the first year
after EU membership, and how it shaped peasant livelihoods. Given the
polarised nature of Romania’s postsocialist agrarian structure, the CAP
excluded peasants from its policies, and demanded they change their
subsistence farms into commercial farms. Arguing from the premise that
subsistence farms are actually peasant households working on different
principles from farms altogether, it was possible to inquire into the
resourceful strategies people deployed in their everyday lives.