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A comparative and global analysis of the position of peasant societies within the expanding capitalist world-system from 1500 to 2000 must address three different but interrelated global questions: de-agrarianization, de-ruralization, and de-peasantization. We try to understand the different roads of transition via a comparative research design, looking for similar and divergent trajectories of peasant transformation, both in space (zoning within the world-economy) and over time (phases of incorporation). We do this by focusing on three cases: northwestern Europe (North Sea Basin), the east coast of China (Yangzi River Delta), and Latin America (Central Andean Highlands). They are analyzed via four successive snapshots: circa 1600, 1800, 1900, and 2000.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe World Is Out of Joint
Subtitle of host publicationWorld-historical interpretations of continuing polarizations.
EditorsImmanuel Wallerstein
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages68
ISBN (Print)978-1-61205-717-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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