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The paradox of progressing sideways: food poverty and livelihood change in the rice lands of outer island Indonesia

McCarthy, John F

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Despite economic growth in middle-income countries across the global south, pockets of food poverty persist in the countryside. An accepted account suggests that many of the poor are stuck in a 'truncated agrarian transition' where neither agriculture nor labour markets provide sufficient opportunities. Yet, statistics indicate that many have moved out of poverty, even as undernourishment continues. Exploring an Indonesian periphery, this paper interrogates this conundrum. It describes a...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, John F
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-20T03:43:02Z
dc.identifier.issn0306-6150
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/265621
dc.description.abstractDespite economic growth in middle-income countries across the global south, pockets of food poverty persist in the countryside. An accepted account suggests that many of the poor are stuck in a 'truncated agrarian transition' where neither agriculture nor labour markets provide sufficient opportunities. Yet, statistics indicate that many have moved out of poverty, even as undernourishment continues. Exploring an Indonesian periphery, this paper interrogates this conundrum. It describes a 'sideways scenario' where change fails to map onto both expectations of forward development and stagnation described by established theory. While many progress in quotidian terms, persistent food poverty and stunting remain. Here, 'advancing sideways' amounts to a paradoxical form of progress.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2019 The authors
dc.sourceThe Journal of Peasant Studies
dc.subjectLivelihoods
dc.subjectdiversification
dc.subjectsocial protection
dc.subjectsocial protection
dc.subjectfood security
dc.titleThe paradox of progressing sideways: food poverty and livelihood change in the rice lands of outer island Indonesia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume47
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor160100 - ANTHROPOLOGY
local.identifier.absfor160800 - SOCIOLOGY
local.identifier.absfor210300 - HISTORICAL STUDIES
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4734594xPUB115
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMcCarthy, John, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140103828
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1077
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1097
local.identifier.doi10.1080/03066150.2019.1628021
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:34:49Z
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