The result of an intensive study, Barriers Broken represents more than a systematic comparison of two major agrarian ecotypes. Is class structure associated with these ecotypes? Are variations of production ecologically grounded? How do these variations affect other levels of social formation--especially ideological and political venues? In addition to posing these questions, the authors explore issues such as: changes in the relation of production due to land reforms; patterns of generational mobility; land rent barriers to capitalist development; and consequences of credit capital for usury. By developing a quantitative methodology for studying agrarian class relations and linking an ecological analysis to class relations, technology, and patterns of agrarian change, Barriers Broken sheds new light on the current development in Third World countries. This unique volume will be of interest to students and professors in agriculture, economics, sociology, social anthropology, political science, and history. "There is something for everyone in this study. . .will enliven the areas of class analysis, research methodology, and ecological and social analysis of agrarian change." --Contemporary Sociology "In Barriers Broken, Athreya, Djurfeldt, and Lindberg provide just the kind of detailed analysis needed to refine the widely used but crude typologies current to the development literature. . . . Throughout these chapters, the authors reveal many interesting and provocative findings and offer clues and insights into the socioeconomic dynamics of rural production. . . . As a case study and research monograph, Barriers Broken is a significant contribution to the rural-development literature and will prove valuable to anyone interested in rural social relations and methods of agricultural production." --Social Forces
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`... the book provides highly useful material on agricultural economics and it is of great help to researchers, planners, policy makers, and students of agriculture as well as economics.' - Social Scientist
`The book under review is based on an indepth survey of 367 agrarian households in South India.... provides highly useful material on agricultural economics which will be helpful to researchers, planners, policy makers, students of agriculture as well as economics. ' - The Book Review
`This study...presents us with a tremendous depth of knowledge and insight from very detailed basic research carried out in Trichy district of Tamil Nadu in 1979-80....This book makes a major contribution to the discussion of the relationship between farm size and productivity....Their discussion of usury and credit is excellent and shows painstaking work...this book is an extremely important and useful one....It is certainly a valuable addition to the material available on Tamil Nadu village economies.' - Economic & Political Weekly
`this book represents a useful and thought-provoking attempt to relate the rich complexity of life in contemporary agrarian India to long-debated theoretical issues, and in particular, to explore empirically concepts that appear in Marxist literature.' - The Indian Economic and Social History Review
`The study is highly readable because the argument is clearly stated and organized as a cumulative account of the way in which the research was conducted and of the findings. The authors offer convincing evidence and thoughtful, contingent analysis of two issues that are beginning to reorient research on Third World agriculture: the integral role of the state in shaping agrarian change and the reversal of the post-World War Two process of `depeasantization'. In the meantime, this study will enliven the areas of class analysis, research methodology, and ecological and social analysis of agrarian change.' - Contemporary Sociology
`This book provides an interesting analytical narrative of agrarian change in Tamil Nadu.... competent piece of work.... it is an engagingly written work, with provocative insights and well balanced methods. It is undeniably a complex text, and warrants a more systematic explication that one can achieve in a short review.' - Development and Change
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Descrizione libro SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX080399639X
Descrizione libro SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 080399639X
Descrizione libro Sage Pubns, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. illustrated edition. 336 pages. 8.98x5.75x1.02 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 080399639X