The End of the Peasantry in Southeast Asia: A Social and Economic History of Peasant Livelihood, 1800-1990s (Modern Economic History of Southeast Asia) (Paperback)

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This book analyses the changing context and conditions of production and livelihood amongst Southeast Asia's peasants since the beginning of the nineteenth century. It argues that with demographic growth and the nineteenth century development of great global markets based on small-scale production, the size and economic significance of peasantries throughout the region was magnified. However, such changes brought with them new forces - stronger states, more regular legal systems, a revolution in communications, intensive commercialisation - which themselves worked to undermine the foundations of peasant society and, eventually, to transform peasants into farmers, workers and citizens.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780333552940
ISBN-10: 0333552946
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: March 24th, 1997
Pages: 335
Language: English
Series: Modern Economic History of Southeast Asia