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Peasants, plantations and people: Continuities in the analysis of George Beckford and W.Arthur Lewis
Barrow, Christine ; Reddock, Rhoda
Caribbean sociology: Introductory readings
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Seeks to identify continuities in the analysis of peasant/plantation dichotomy in the works of W. Arthur Lewis and George Beckford. Compares the positions they take on the role of the peasantry and planters in the history of the Caribbean and their assessment of the impact of the plantation system on its political economy. Also examines the central role of agricultural production in the work of both authors and the policy position that they share with respect to agrarian reform. Concludes that there is a sameness in their analyses seen in terms of common orientation, common method and a set of common insights.....