About the Author
Marc Edelman is Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has also taught or been a visiting researcher at Yale, Fordham, Princeton, Columbia, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the universities of Illinois, Tashkent and Costa Rica. His research interests include Latin American agrarian history, rural development, and the politics of controlling markets, whether through welfare states, social movements, or global trade rules. His books include The Logic of the Latifundio (1992) and Peasants Against Globalization (1999), as well as a co-edited volume The Anthropology of Development and Globalization (Blackwell, 2005) and the co-authored Social Democracy in the Global Periphery (2007).
Cristóbal Kay is Professor of Development Studies and Rural Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. His previous appointments were at the University of Chile in Santiago, the Catholic University of Peru in Lima and the University of Glasgow. He has done research on agrarian and rural issues in several Latin American countries. Some of his co-edited books are Labour and Development in Rural Cuba (1988), Development and Social Change in the Chilean Countryside (1992), Disappearing Peasantries? Rural Labour in Africa, Asia and Latin America (2000) and Peasants and Globalization: Political Economy, Rural Transformation and the Agrarian Question (2008).