The Political Economy of Mountain Java (Paperback)

An Interpretive History

By Robert W. Hefner

University of California Press, 9780520082694, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 1993

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A rich and sensitive portrait of a changing peasantry, this study is also a general inquiry into the nature of status, class, and community in the developing world. Robert Hefner presents an analysis designed to bridge the gap between village studies and social history. He describes the forces that have shaped upland politics and society from pre-colonial times to the Green Revolution today.

About the Author

Robert W. Hefner is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University.