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Title: Labourers and Landowners in Southern Spain
Description: London, George Allen & Unwin. 1971, First Edition. (ISBN: 0043010385) Hardcover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Latifundia are a charcteristic feature of many underdevloped agrarian economies. At a time when land reform is a burning issue for most of these counries, this penetrating sociological and economic analysis of the Spanish experience is particularly opportune. It examines the tensions within wage-labour latifundism and describes the value systems of both labourers and landowners. Proifit-minded landowners should prefer to become rentier landlords but this would threaten the legitimacy of their position, which requires owner-operation. The labourers' behaviour conforms with their image of society: 'We who work' are in conflict with the landowning classes, but nevertheless 'we poor must work'. Includes a new chapter discussing Pitt-Rivers' and Hobsbawm's works on Andalusia, as well as dissecting Warriner's Land Reform in Principle and Practice. 'Essential reading for students of agrarian affairs, land reform, and labour relations. of interest to social anthropologists and developement economists. Juan Martinez-Alier has been a Visiting Professor at Oxford and Stanford and is President at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. New/New.

Keywords: Folklore Ethnology Spanish Europe Social History Anthropology Iberia Spain Law Sociology Demography Demographics Population Andalusia Employment Labor Labour Latifundia Economics Land Reform Relations Farming Agriculture Politics Syndicalism Trade Unions

Price: GBP 3.99 = appr. US$ 5.70 Seller: Delectus Books
- Book number: 045718

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