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Peasants, Politicians and Producers : The Organisation of Agriculture in France since 1918 - Mark C. Cleary

Peasants, Politicians and Producers

The Organisation of Agriculture in France since 1918

Hardcover Published: 4th December 2002
ISBN: 9780521333474
Number Of Pages: 220

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All of the agricultural pressure groups in early modern France were important in shaping the evolution of French farming in this century. The transformation of an isolated peasantry into highly efficient agricultural producers, the role of the state in influencing agricultural modernization, and the place of the European community in French political and agricultural life have been affected by an increasingly complex network of organizations that are the subject of Cleary's book. Their history and geography is a revealing indicator of the social, cultural, and economic evolution of rural France. By combining an historical approach with a consideration of their contemporary role, the book serves to elucidate their role in shaping the countryside of the future.

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Base map of the dFpartements of France
Introduction
The transformation of rural France
Individuals and associations in the farming community
Agricultural associations before 1914
The heyday of the regional unions, 1918-1930
The economic crisis and the rise of corporatism, 1930-1940
Agricultural associations under Vichy, 1940-1944
A rural revolution? Syndicates and cooperatives, 1944-1965
The deceptions of progress, 1965-1985
Representing the community - the place of salaried labour and women
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521333474
ISBN-10: 0521333474
Series: Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 4th December 2002
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.26  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.51

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