Groups, classes and peasant politics in Ghana and Papua New Guinea
This thesis is a study of the politics of the big peasant
class in Ghana and Papua New Guinea . The big peasants emerged from
pre-existent rural elites during the development of cash cropping
associated with the interaction between Ghanaian and Papua New Guinean
societies and the world economy . Some attempt is made to take account
of the diversity of local responses to that interaction.
The politics of the big peasantry was mainly group politics .
These groups were primarily parochial ....[Show more]
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