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  Peasants and politics
Title: Peasants and politics
Author: Hobsbawm, E. J.
Appeared in: The journal of peasant studies
Paging: Volume 1 (1973) nr. 1 pages 3-22
Year: 1973-10
Contents: This paper discusses the political relations of 'traditional' peasants to groups and institutions outside their local community, with special reference to situations in which they encounter the political movements and problems of the twentieth century. It stresses the separation of peasants from non-peasants, the general subalternity of the peasant world, but also the explicit confrontation of power which is the framework of their politics. The relative isolation of local communities, and their consequent ignorance, does not confine peasant politics only to parish pump or undefined millennial universality. However, it makes certain forms of nation-wide peasant action without outside leadership and organisation difficult and some, like a general 'peasant revolution', probably impossible. The political problems of a 'modern' peasantry are briefly touched upon in conclusion.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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