The peasant transition from a subsistence-agriculture economy to a money economy is one of the most significant and widespread phenomena of the twentieth century. For the world’s largest occupational group—comprising from one-half to two-thirds of the world’s population—this process constitutes a fundamental transformation in terms of economic and
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Westview Replica Editions -- Introduction -- The Physical and Historical Setting -- A System in Transition -- Land, Population, and Positive Feedback -- Options and Strategies -- The Changing Social Structure -- New Functions for Old Religions -- The Adventist Elite -- Toward a New Stability -- Peasants in Transition: Toward a General Model -- Appendixes -- How the Data Was Collected and Analyzed -- The Questionnaire -- Statistical Abstract for Three Communities -- Income in Three Communities -- Land and Animal Possession, Soqa -- Population Distribution, Soqa
Ted Lewellen, assistant visiting professor of anthropology at Texas Tech University, received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.