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dc.contributor.authorBates, Robert H.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-22T20:58:15Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationBates, Robert H. 1984. Some Conventional Orthodoxies in the Study of Agrarian Change. World Politics 36, no. 02: 234–254.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0043-8871en_US
dc.identifier.issn1086-3338en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12211573
dc.description.abstractThe paper presents a critical review of two major approaches to the analysis of agrarian societies in light of evidence taken from the scholarly literature on Africa. The first approach posits the existence of “natural” societies; the second, of “peasant” societies. The existence of such “precapitalist” societies is often invoked to account for patterns of change in contemporary rural societies. The author argues that these approaches are overly culturally and economically determined, and that they undervalue the importance of the state. Many of the so-called precapitalist features of these societies are themselves found to be products of the societies' encounter with agents of capitalism. Moreover, many result from the efforts of states to secure domination and control over rural populations.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAfrican and African American Studiesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernmenten_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.2307/2010233en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleSome Conventional Orthodoxies in the Study of Agrarian Changeen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalWorld Politicsen_US
dash.depositing.authorBates, Robert H.
dc.date.available2014-05-22T20:58:15Z
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/2010233*
dash.contributor.affiliatedBates, Robert


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