Peasant Wars Of The Twentieth Century by ERIC R WOLFPeasant Wars Of The Twentieth Century by ERIC R WOLF

Peasant Wars Of The Twentieth Century


Paperback | September 15, 1999

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""Peasant Wars of the Twentieth Century" provides a good short course in the major popular revolutions of our century--in Russia, Mexico, China, Algeria, Cuba, and Viet Nam--not from the perspective of governments or parties or leaders, but from the perspective of the peasant peoples whose lives and ways of living were destroyed by the depredations of the imperial powers, including American imperial power."-"New York Times Book Review"
"Eric Wolf's study of the six great peasant-based revolutions of the century demonstrates a mastery of his field and the methods required to negotiate it that evokes respect and admiration. In six crisp essays, and a brilliant conclusion, he extends our understanding of the nature of peasant reactions to social change appreciably by his skill in isolating and analyzing those factors, which, by a magnification of the anthropologist's techniques, can be shown to be crucial in linking local grievances and protest to larger movements of political transformation.""--"American Political Science Review""
"An intellectual" tour de force."""--"Comparative Politics""

Title:Peasant Wars Of The Twentieth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.29 × 5.58 × 1.07 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:University Of Oklahoma PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0806131969

ISBN - 13:9780806131962

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In times of social and political upheaval, why do the most unfortunate people, namely peasant communities, always pay the highest price? In Peasant Wars of the Twentieth Century, anthropology professor Eric R. Wolf examines relatively recent uprisings and revolts in China, Russia, Viet Nam, Algeria, Cuba and Mexico. In each of six essays, the author focuses on governmental intervention and how peasant communities respond to alterations in the social fabric.