We Should All Have the Right to Link Ourselves More Directly to the Land


In this article, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg looks at the relations between “man and the land” through the lens of part-time farming. He specifically looks at pluriactivity (mostly referred to as “multiple job holding”) in the context of an Italian research program and China. Today, “Man and the land” are separated: the ties that once bound them together are broken. Having direct access to the land is increasingly seen as something of great value though, and part-time farming carries the promise of an improved quality of life.

DOI: doi.org/10.5282/rcc/6939