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Agrarian Structure and the State in Java and Bangladesh
The Journal of Asian Studies
Vol. 47, No. 2 (May, 1988), pp. 249-267
Published by: Association for Asian Studies
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2056167
Page Count: 19
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Gillian Hart notes that efforts to explain the transformation of rural economy and society have typically invoked commercialization, technology, and demography as the main engines of agrarian change. She argues that evidence from regions of Java and Bangladesh with important demographic and technological similarities dramatizes the limitations of theories that neglect the structure and exercise of power at different levels of society. Using the profound contrasts between Java and Bangladesh in structures of state power and national accumulation, she suggests an alternative approach to the analysis of agrarian change.
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