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Technology and the Reproduction of Values in Rural Western India

Arjun Appadurai

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the effects of commercialization of agriculture in a village in Western India. The findings reveal that the shift from subsistence orientation to a commercial orientation ... More


Impartible Inheritance Versus Equal Division: A Comparative Perspective Centered on Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa

Jean-Philippe Platteau and Jean-Marie Baland

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The effects of several different land tenure systems particularly on insurance and on equity, and some of the non-market mechanisms of land allocation have often been ignored by economists, except ... More


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