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Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace

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ISBN-10: 0739128361

ISBN-13: 9780739128367

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tony Waters

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The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture shows how the new market-based world has transformed the lives of self-sufficient rural farmers. Tony Waters uses diverse examples to illustrate how the modern market economy captured persistent subsistence farmers and forever altered life in eighteenth-century Scotland, the nineteenth-century United States, twentieth-century Tanzania, and, indeed, the entire modern world. Book jacket.
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Book details

Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Figures, Tables, Photos and Drawings
List of Text Boxes
Acknowledgements
Copyright Notices
The Persistence of Subsistence: Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace
Why Subsistence Peasants Are Important
Theoretical Overview: Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace
Pre-industrial Scotland, or How Adam Smith Got Workers into His Pin Factory
The Persistence of the Subsistence Peasant from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Century
America's Triumphant Subsistence Peasantry 1620-1820, or How Daniel Boone Ran from Ben Franklin's Shopkeepers
Squatting, Pre-emption, and Nowhere Left to Run: An Ascendant Market Catches Pa Ingalls
Modern Tanzania and the Long Triumph of Subsistence Farmers
The Persistent Modern Tanzanian Subsistence Peasant
Conclusions: Challenging Development Orthodoxies
Theoretical Implications: Understanding Economic Growth as a Risky and Recurrent Process
Modern Development and the Subsistence Peasantry
Bibliography
Index
About the Author