Peasants by Eric R. Wolf

By Eric R. Wolf

This booklet explores diversified methods to peasant stories; the origins of peasantry; significant agricultural diversifications; social firms; facets of faith and beliefs; peasant activities; the peasant's relation to markets and non-peasant teams; and their difficulties within the glossy global.

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5 acres, containing 2440 yam hills, has a mean yield of 2 545 yams. � 1 See Ursula A. Cowgill, Soil Fertility and the Ancient Maya, Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, XLII ( New Haven : Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1961 ) , p. 33; Harold C. Conklin, Hanunoo Agriculture: A Report on an Integral System of Shifting Cultivation in the Philippines, FAO Forestry Devel­ opment Paper No. nd Agriculture Organization of the United Na­ tions, 1 9 5 7 ) , p. 1 38; Isabel Kelly and Angel Palerm, The Taifn Totonac, Part I History, Sttbsistence, Shelter and Technology, Smithsonian Institution Institute of Social Anthro­ pology Publication No.

Thomas and Robert Scott, Uganda ( London : Oxford University Press, 1 9 3 5 ) , pp. 1 1 2- 1 24. 6 On the Totonac, see Isabel Kelly and Angel Palerm, The Tajin Totonac, pp. 1 00--, 1 26; on Indonesia, Karl J. Pelzer, Pioneer Settlement in the Asiatic Tropics, American Geographical Society Special Publication No. 29 ( New York: American Geographical Society, 1 94 5 ) , pp. 2 5-26; on Ashanti, Robert A. Lystad, The Ashanti: A Proud People ( New Brun�wick : Ru tgers University Press, 1 9 5 8 ) , p.

And it occurs in the vicinity of towns and cities whose inhabitants the peasants feed with their horticultural produce : the Valley of Mexico where peasant culti­ vators supply the city at the center with horticultural produce and flowers or Yuts'un in Yunnan, where villagers supply a nearby town with from 30 to 40 different kinds of vegetables. 1 4 2. Dairy farming, a specialized offshoot from the plow and short-cycle fallowing system of continental Europe. Dairy farms supply larger nearby centers of population with milk, butter or cheese.

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