This will decisively change the character of China, where the Communist Party insisted for decades that most peasants, even those working in cities, remain tied to their tiny plots of land to ensure political and economic stability. Now, the party has shifted priorities, mainly to find a new source of growth for a slowing economy that depends increasingly on a consuming class of city dwellers.
The shift is occurring so quickly, and the potential costs are so high, that some fear rural China is once again the site of radical social engineering. - NYTimes.com
How to fight again domestication:
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It begins with small farms working with natural cycles and ends with fresh food and stronger communities in nearby cities.Are you a farmer at heart? Start a ‘Crop Mob’ | Grist
A growing number of young people are finishing college and resisting the pressure to plunk down in a cube behind a computer. Others skip college altogether–given the spiraling costs involved, it’s hard to blame them–and yearn for meaningful, hands-on work.Back-to-the-land movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The concept was popularized in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century by activist Bolton Hall, who set up vacant-lot farming in New York City and wrote many books on the subject. The practice, however, was strong in Europe even before that time.Building the Good Food Revolution, one urban farmer at a time | Social Justice | NUVO News | Indianapolis, IN
It also referred to distributism, a 1920s and 1930s attempt to find a third way between capitalism and socialism. It was later used to refer to a North American social phenomenon of the 1960s and 1970s. This latter back-to-the-land movement was a migration from cities to rural areas that took place in the United States, its greatest vigor being before the mid-1970s.
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