Faculty Book

Reconceptualizing the Peasantry

Reconceptualizing the Peasantry: Anthropology in Global Perspective

By Michael Kearney

Westview Press"This was a book waiting to be written, and indeed here it is. It applies the critiques of anthropological writing of the mid-1980s and the reformulation of traditional anthropological subjects in a globalizing world order, thematically prominent since the beginning of the 19890s, to the key construct of the era of modernization/development studies: the peasant."
— George E. Marcus

"An important review, critique, and dismantling of the literature on peasantries. Beyond that, it presents a provocative vision of the history and present status of anthropological theory."
— William Roseberry