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Agrarian revolt in a Mexican village : with a new preface and supplementary bibliography /
Paul Friedrich.
imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1977.
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xiv, 162 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0226264815
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1977.
isbn
0226264815
general note
Reprint of the 1970 ed. published by Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., which was issued in series: Anthropology of modern societies series.
catalogue key
3863963
 
Bibliography: p. 151-162.
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Main Description
Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village deals with a Taráscan Indian village in southwestern Mexico which, between 1920 and 1926, played a precedent-setting role in agrarian reform. As he describes forty years in the history of this small pueblo, Paul Friedrich raises general questions about local politics and agrarian reform that are basic to our understanding of radical change in peasant societies around the world. Of particular interest is his detailed study of the colorful, violent, and psychologically complex leader, Primo Tapia, whose biography bears on the theoretical issues of the "political middleman" and the relation between individual motivation and socioeconomic change. Friedrich's evidence includes massive interviewing, personal letters, observations as an anthropological participant (e.g., in fiesta ritual), analysis of the politics and other village culture during 1955-56, comparison with other Taráscan villages, historical and prehistoric background materials, and research in legal and government agrarian archives.
Main Description
Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village deals with a Tar scan Indian village in southwestern Mexico which, between 1920 and 1926, played a precedent-setting role in agrarian reform. As he describes forty years in the history of this small pueblo, Paul Friedrich raises general questions about local politics and agrarian reform that are basic to our understanding of radical change in peasant societies around the world. Of particular interest is his detailed study of the colorful, violent, and psychologically complex leader, Primo Tapia, whose biography bears on the theoretical issues of the "political middleman" and the relation between individual motivation and socioeconomic change. Friedrich's evidence includes massive interviewing, personal letters, observations as an anthropological participant (e.g., in fiesta ritual), analysis of the politics and other village culture during 1955-56, comparison with other Tar scan villages, historical and prehistoric background materials, and research in legal and government agrarian archives.
Main Description
Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Villagedeals with a TarÁscan Indian village in southwestern Mexico which, between 1920 and 1926, played a precedent-setting role in agrarian reform. As he describes forty years in the history of this small pueblo, Paul Friedrich raises general questions about local politics and agrarian reform that are basic to our understanding of radical change in peasant societies around the world. Of particular interest is his detailed study of the colorful, violent, and psychologically complex leader, Primo Tapia, whose biography bears on the theoretical issues of the "political middleman" and the relation between individual motivation and socioeconomic change. Friedrich's evidence includes massive interviewing, personal letters, observations as an anthropological participant (e.g., in fiesta ritual), analysis of the politics and other village culture during 1955-56, comparison with other TarÁscan villages, historical and prehistoric background materials, and research in legal and government agrarian archives.
Table of Contents
Figures Chronology of Important Events Preface, 1977
Preface
Prologue
The Cultural Background: Naranja Circa 1885
Economic and Social Change 1885-1920
An Indigenous Revolutionary: Primo Tapia
Agrarian Revolt: 1920-1926
Epilogue
Postscript: The Causes of Local Agrarian Revolt in Naranja
The Tarascan Language
Economic Statistics for the Ejido
Diet Bibliography Supplementary Bibliography
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