This study is an overview of agrarian social movements amongst academic institutions in Ohio. Academic institutions occupy a unique position within the agricultural system as they have the resources to promote economic, scientific and social change within agriculture. Both the overt, organized agricultural initiatives and passive impacts are identified and assessed in relation to social movement theory. These agricultural initiatives are assessed in how they address the social and environmental problems that scholars have identified as inherent in the industrial agricultural system. These problems are described from the perspective of a Marxist analysis, as many inequalities within agriculture are the result of capitalist exploitation.


Fitz Gibbon, Heather


Sociology and Anthropology


Agricultural Education | Community College Leadership | Nature and Society Relations | Social Influence and Political Communication

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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