Rethinking the Social Sciences with Sam Moyo

Paris Yeros, Praveen Jha & Walter Chambati




This book brings together renowned scholars from four continents to celebrate the lifelong and seminal contribution of Professor Sam Moyo to the social sciences. The late Prof. Moyo was a Zimbabwean scholar whose intellectual trajectory was part and parcel of the emergence of a critical scholarship from the 1970s onward based in the realities and traditions of Africa and the Third World. His work influenced the global research agenda on diverse issues related to Africa and the South, and especially from the 2000s when he actively defended the importance of research on land and agrarian questions at a time when such issues were being dismissed as passé. He went on to become a leading force in the creation of a South-South dynamic in research collaboration, in defense of the intellectual autonomy and epistemic sovereignty of the South.


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Paris Yeros is professor of international economics at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), São Paulo, Brazil, and coordinator of the postgraduate program in world political economy.

Praveen Jha is professor of economics at the Center for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP) and adjunct professor at the Center for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India.

Walter Chambati is a researcher at the African Institute for Agrarian Studies (AIAS) in Harare and was the Future Agriculture’s Consortium Research Fellow for 2011.