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The persistence of subsistence agriculture : life beneath the level of the marketplace

Author: Tony Waters
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007.
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This book is about how the modern market world transformed the lives of remote agricultural farmers. Waters uses diverse examples to illustrate how the modern market economy captured persistent  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Waters, Tony.
Persistence of subsistence agriculture.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007
(OCoLC)655028138
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Waters
ISBN: 0739107682 9780739107683 0739128361 9780739128367
OCLC Number: 213505501
Description: xii, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
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 --
Theoretical implications : understanding economic growth as a risky and recurrent process --
Modern development and the subsistence peasantry.
Responsibility: Tony Waters.
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Tony Waters explains how costly economic development can be and how incompatible are the goals of subsistence farmers, yet he states the case for growth fairly too. This is a highly original work, Read more...

 
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