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Resistance, Rebellion and Consciousness in the Peasant Andean World, 18th-20th Centuries

Resistance, Rebellion and Consciousness in the Peasant Andean World, 18th-20th Centuries

Author: Steve Stern (Edt) Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/1988

This collection of essays challenges our understanding of the history of native Andean rebellion during the last three centuries. The contributors-historians and anthropologists from a number of countries-move beyond the traditional structural analysis of society to a finer understanding of people as actors. Native Andean initiatives and consciousness are clearly placed at the center of this inquiry, which merges the best methods of history an anthropology. Stern begins with a vigorously argued theoretical essay in which he identifies major findings and arguments running throughout the book, demonstrates their pertinence to the more general field of peasant studies, and draws out the implications for theory and method. He reappraises the role of peasant consciousness and political horizons; and the significance of ethnic factors in explaining peasant consciousness and revolt. The case studies themselves revamp the history of Andean peasant rebellion and consciousness in Peru and Bolivia. This is accomplished by studying violent uprisings as transitional moments within a long-term trajectory embracing varied forms of resistance, and by scrutinizing closely the ideological and cultural aspects of domination, political legitimacy, and rebellion. The results sharply alter our understanding of three major historical problems: the crisis of Spanish colonial rule and the outbreak of native Andean insurrection in the eighteenth century; the response to peasants to creole wars and nation-building efforts in the nineteenth century; and the political strategies and dilemmas of Andean peasants in the context of populist and radical politics in the twentieth century.

The Social Structure of the USSR:

The Social Structure of the USSR:

Author: Murray Yanowitch Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1987

This is a study of karayuki-san , impoverished Japanese women sent abroad to work as prostitutes from the 1860s to the 1920s. It follows the life of one prostitute, Osaki, who is persuaded as a child of ten to accept cleaning work in Borneo and then forced to work as a prostitute in a brothel.

The Social Structure of the USSR:

The Social Structure of the USSR:

Author: Murray Yanowitch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1987

This is a study of karayuki-san , impoverished Japanese women sent abroad to work as prostitutes from the 1860s to the 1920s. It follows the life of one prostitute, Osaki, who is persuaded as a child of ten to accept cleaning work in Borneo and then forced to work as a prostitute in a brothel.

Working-Class Formation

Working-Class Formation

Author: Ira Katznelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/1986

Applying an original theoretical framework, an international group of historians and social scientists here explores how class, rather than other social bonds, became central to the ideologies, dispositions, and actions of working people, and how this process was translated into diverse institutional legacies and political outcomes. Focusing principally on France. Germany, and the United States, the contributors examine the historically contingent connections between class, as objectively structured and experienced, and collective perceptions and responses as they develop in work, community, and politics. Following Ira Katznelson's introduction of the analytical concepts, William H. Sewell, Jr., Michelle Perrot, and Alain Cottereau discuss France; Amy Bridges and Martin Shefter, the United States; and Jargen Kocka and Mary Nolan, Germany. The conclusion by Aristide R. Zolberg comments on working-class formation up to World War I, including developments in Great Britain, and challenges conventional wisdom about class and politics in the industrializing West.

Patriarchs and Parasites

Patriarchs and Parasites

Author: David W. Howell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/1986

The 18th century was the high noon of the gentry's influence and power, and this study is the first to investigate the fortunes and character of the ruling class of this particular isolated corner of Britain during their golden age.

The Southern Redneck

The Southern Redneck

Author: Marcus L. Hickson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/1982

The Negro Professional Class

The Negro Professional Class

Author: Gilbert Franklin Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/1982

Good and Faithful Labor

Good and Faithful Labor

Author: Ronald L. F. Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/1982

The People of the Plain

The People of the Plain

Author: David Gilmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/1980

Diverging from previous ethnographic studies of Spain that have limited themselves primarily to tiny mountain villages, Gilmore focuses on class relations and traditional culture in Fuenmayor, an Andalusian farming town of 8,000, to provide a greater understanding of complex societies. Unlike studies focused on homogeneous villages, Gilmore's study depicts a rural life characterized by class antagonism, political polorization, and occasional violence. As an ethnographic study of a single community, The People of the Plain breaks new ground by exploring the relationship between class conflict, political regression, and traditional culture in a modern complex society. At the same time, it provides an engaging view of Andalusian rural life in the twilight of the Franco regime.