The Demise of a Rural Economy: From Subsistence to Capitalism in a Latin American Village

1st Edition

Stephen Gudeman

Routledge
Published October 29, 2013
Reference - 186 Pages
ISBN 9780415869287 - CAT# Y153286

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Summary

Bridging a gap between macro- and micro- viewpoints, the work shows the ways in which an economy is socially and historically determined. Subsistence is shown to be not only a form of agriculture but a determinant economic organisation and particular attention is paid to the problem of understanding patterns of distribution and the constitution of the surplus in the peasant economy.
First published in 1978.

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