cover design: Dannette Peterson
Cover illustration: La Ponkalavera Guera, pastel with collage
copyright 1984 by Juana Alicia
|Reconceptualizing the Peasantry: Anthropology in Global
Perspective looks at rural society in general and considers the problematic
distinction between rural and urban. Most definitions and debates about
the peasants have focused on their presumed social, economic, 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.
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