© 1996

Class Power and Agrarian Change

Land and Labour in Rural West Java


Part of the Studies on the Economies of East and South-East Asia book series (SEESEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jonathan Pincus
    Pages 1-18
  3. Jonathan Pincus
    Pages 19-36
  4. Jonathan Pincus
    Pages 37-92
  5. Jonathan Pincus
    Pages 93-146
  6. Jonathan Pincus
    Pages 147-187
  7. Jonathan Pincus
    Pages 188-193
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 194-248

About this book


The book examines patterns of class structure, production relations and capitala accumulation in three West Java villages. It explores the hidden assumptions underlying conventional theories of agrarian change and demonstrates the importance of class structure and class power in shaping patterns of change at the village level. Topics include the methodology of measuring class differentiation, changes in labour market institutions and real wages, and strategies of capital accumulation pursued by village elites.


capital Institution labor market methodology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Food and Agriculture OrganizationItaly

About the authors


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Class Power and Agrarian Change
  • Book Subtitle Land and Labour in Rural West Java
  • Authors J. Pincus
  • Series Title Studies on the Economies of East and South-East Asia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-64578-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-39590-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-37432-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Development Economics
    Sociology, general
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