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Article from Journal of peasant studies, Vol.7, No.1, 1979/80 (pp.49-67).

StatementSydel Silverman.
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This book looks at rural society in general and considers the problematic distinction between rural and urban. Moving beyond a reconsideration of peasantry, the book situates anthropology in global context, showing how the discipline reconstructs itself and its subjects according to changing circumstances. The concept of?peasant? has been constructed from residual images of pre-industrial European and colonial rural society. Spurred by Romantic sensibilities and modern nationalist imaginations, the images the word peasant brings to mind are anachronisms that do not reflect the ways in which rural people live today. In this path-breaking book, Michael Kearney shows how the concept has been. Concept. The concept was widely popularized in anthropology through the book The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and subsistence in Southeast Asia by James C. Scott (). The book begins with a telling metaphor of peasants being like a man standing up to . Peasant Concept – Anthropology Notes – For W.B.C.S. Examination. কৃষক সম্পর্কে ধারণা – নৃতত্ত্ব ণোট – WBCS পরীক্ষা। The development of peasant studies in anthropology (focusing primarily on the United States) is reconsidered by tracing two major approaches, one.