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Reconceptualizing The Peasantry

Anthropology In Global Perspective, 1st Edition

By Michael Kearney


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The concept of ?peasant? has been constructed from residual images of pre-industrial European and colonial rural society. Spurred by Romantic sensibilities and modern nationalist imaginations, the images the word peasant brings to mind are anachronisms that do not reflect the ways in which rural people live today. In this path-breaking book, Michae

Table of Contents

Introduction -- San Jeronimo: A Peasant Community? -- Kinds of Others in the History of Anthropology -- Peasants and the Antinomies of the Modern Nation-State -- Romantic Reactions to Modernist Peasant Studies -- Beyond Peasant Studies: Changing Social Fields of Identity and Theory -- Differentiation and Identity -- From Modes of Production to Consumption of Modes: Class, Value, Power, and Resistance -- 'Peasants' and the New Politics of Representation

About the Author

Michael Kearney is professor of anthropology at the University of California at Riverside.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General