Power and Protest in the Countryside

Studies of Rural Unrest in Asia, Europe, and Latin America

Power and Protest in the Countryside

Book Pages: 220 Illustrations: Published: January 1983

Anthropology > Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies

“Constitutes an important and timely addition to the literature on peasant rebellion; wisely, the editors have been eclectic in drawing from some of the leading historians, anthropologists, political scientists, and sociologists active in the field an analysis of the forms that rural violence has taken through the past three centuries.”—Pacific Affairs



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List of Figures vii

1. Introduction: Moral Economy, Capitalism, and State Power in Rural Protest / Scott E. Guggenheim and Robert P. Weller 3

2. Routine Conflicts and Peasant Rebellions in Seventeenth-Century France / Charles Tilly 13

3. Indian Uprisings under Spanish Colonialism: Southern Mexico in 1712 / Robert Wasserstrom 42

4. Capitalist Penetration in the Nineteenth Century: Creating Conditions for New Patterns of Social Control / Joel S. Migdal 57

5. Bandits, Monks, and Pretender Kings: Patterns of Peasant Resistance and Protest in Colonial Burma, 1826–1941 / Michael Adas 75

6. Peasants, Proletarians, and Politics in Venezuela, 1875–1975 / William Roseberry 106

7. Mao Zedong, Red Miséables, and the Moral Economy of Peasant Rebellion in Modern China / Ralph Thaxton 132

8. What Makes Peasants Revolutionary? / Theda Skocpol 157

9. Afterword: Peasantries and the Rural Sector—Notes on a Discovery / Sidney W. Mintz 180

Notes 189

References 195

Index 207
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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-0895-9 / Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-0483-8
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