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Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village - Paul Friedrich

Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village

Paperback Published: 1st January 1977
ISBN: 9780226264813
Number Of Pages: 176

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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.

Figures Chronology of Important Events Preface, 1977
The Cultural Background: Naranja Circa 1885
Economic and Social Change 1885-1920
An Indigenous Revolutionary: Primo Tapia
Agrarian Revolt: 1920-1926
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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ISBN: 9780226264813
ISBN-10: 0226264815
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st January 1977
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 15.4  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Type: New edition