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Author Kearney, Michael, 1937-2009, author

Title Reconceptualizing the peasantry : anthropology in global perspective / Michael Kearney
Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996
London, [England] ; New York, [New York] : Routledge, 2018


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.8001 Kea/Rtp  AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 210 pages) : 1 illustration
Series Critical Essays in Anthropology
Critical essays in anthropology.
Contents Ch. 1. San Jeronimo: A Peasant Community? -- Ch. 2. Kinds of Others in the History of Anthropology -- Ch. 3. Peasants and the Antinomies of the Modern Nation-State -- Ch. 4. Romantic Reactions to Modernist Peasant Studies -- Ch. 5. Beyond Peasant Studies: Changing Social Fields of Identity and Theory -- Ch. 6. Differentiation and Identity -- Ch. 7. From Modes of Production to Consumption of Modes: Class, Value, Power, and Resistance -- Ch. 8. 'Peasants' and the New Politics of Representation
Summary "Reconceptualizing the Peasantry looks at rural society in general and considers the problematic distinction between rural and urban. Most definitions of and debates about peasants have focused on their presumed social, economic, cultural, and political characteristics, but Kearney articulates the way in which peasants define themselves in a rapidly changing world. In the process, he develops ethnographic and political forms of representation that correspond to contemporary postpeasant identities. Moving beyond a reconsideration of peasantry, the book situates anthropology in global context, showing how the discipline reconstructs itself and its subjects according to changing circumstances."--Jacket
Analysis Peasants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-200) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Ethnology -- History.
Ethnology -- Philosophy.
Author Anthropology Online
LC no. 96012426
ISBN 0429966334
Other Titles Reconceptualizing the Peasantry
OTHER TI Anthropology online