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Introduction

Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery

in Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149721
eISBN:
9781400840434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149721.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides a background of the collectivization of agriculture in Romania. The collectivization of agriculture was the first mass action, in largely agrarian countries like ... More


Southern District Officer Reports: Islands and Villages in Rural Hong Kong, 1910-60

John Strickland (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028382
eISBN:
9789882207400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028382.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a collection of administrative dispatches from the 1910s through the early 1960s which illuminate not only rural life in Hong Kong but also Hong Kong government policies during the post-World ... More


The City and the Country

David Midgley

in Writing Weimar: Critical Realism in German Literature, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151791
eISBN:
9780191672835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151791.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes the traditionally strong antagonism between stereotypical conceptions of urban and rural life, and the particular political significance with which it became invested under the ... More


The Quality of Social Relations

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the quality of social relations in Rampura. The principle of reciprocity was basic to rural social life. Muyyi was the term used for exchange of labour, and it was resorted to ... More


City and Country: That Awkward Embrace

John M. Merriman

in The Margins of City Life: Explorations of the French Urban Frontier, 1815–1851

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064384
eISBN:
9780199854424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064384.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter emphasizes the “awkward embrace” between city and country not only in the faubourg but also in the persistence of an urban agricultural population. In addition, it considers how the ... More


Chinese Religion and Rural Cohesion in the Nineteenth Century: (1968)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In China in the nineteenth century some of the most important ideas which were religious, or had religious implications, linked the destiny of individuals to their ancestors; to numerous gods and ... More


Nobility in Rustication

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter attempts to bring to the fore representations of leisure (otium) and villa culture in the Georgics. Despite realistic elements, these also constitute a fantasy that can be usefully ... More


Spiritual Efficiency: Rethinking the Rural Church Experience

Kevin M. Lowe

in Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190249458
eISBN:
9780190249472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249458.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter focuses on some of the effects that ecumenical agrarian institutions had on local communities. Agrarian reformers took a strong interest in the experience of rural congregations. Drawing ... More


‘Practical power and faith’: 1 Ruskin and the Companions of the Guild of St George

Stuart Eagles

in After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Ruskin's utopianist Guild of St. George was the embodiment of his social challenge. An extension of his personality, it grew partly out of his early involvement with the Working Men's College in ... More


Structures of Authority the Parish and the Vestry

David Eastwood

in Governing Rural England: Tradition and Transformation in Local Government 1780-1840

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204817
eISBN:
9780191676406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204817.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The rhythms of rural life and the institutions of the village community offered points of reference and a means of establishing an individual's economic role and social location. This chapter ... More


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