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Industrial Colonialism and Peasant Production

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The small plot producer is one the most salient forms of activity that the surplus population adopts in the countryside. It is a result of underdevelopment and industrial colonialism that responds partially and provisionally to the needs of capital expansion. Plot production is one of the important means by which sectors of the surplus population make their living, doing so through alternative forms of labor organization. Accumulation under industrial colonialism first produces them as overpopulation. This chapter discusses the social character of peasant production from the point of view of its internal organization. The points of reference consist of the producer's relation to the means of production and the aim of production. The chapter explores the relations of plot production to capital accumulation, paving the way for an analysis of the dialectics of plot production. It then briefs about the overall impact of neoliberalism on peasant production.

Keywords: capital accumulation; industrial colonialism; labor organization; neoliberalism; peasant production; plot production; surplus population

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