This book looks at the technical developments that have facilitated the decline in farm population. It attempts to look behind these more apparent changes and the assumption that these transformations are merely 'adjustments' to the various markets that intersect in the agricultural sector.
Introduction Part One: Class and Rationality in Agriculture 1. Class and Agriculture 2. Rationality and Agriculture Part Two: The Social Relations of Agricultural Production 3. Tenancy 4. Credit 5. Hired Labor Part Three: Class Formation 6. Political Dimensions of Agricultural Structure 7. Forms of Struggle and Organization Conclusion 8. Class? Rationality? Family Farm?