Anthropology and History in Franche-Comte
A Critique of Social Theory
By (author) Robert H. Layton
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Anthropology and History in Franche-Comte by Robert H. Layton
Book DescriptionThis is a study of continuity and change in rural France based on fieldwork carried out over a period of 25 years, and on historical documents spanning more than 300 years. Producer co-operatives have existed in Franche-Comte since the thirteenth century. Communities there, unlike modern English villages, are highly corporate. Robert Layton explores the relationships between inheritance rules, management of common land, household labour, and inter- household relations, as well as the impact on villages of national politics and economy. Comparison with other regions of Western Europe allows a reinterpretation of the eighteenth-century enclosures in England. Layton presents a dialogue between ethnography and social theory, and argues for a revision of the theories of Marx, Giddens, and Bourdieu so as to better explain the mechanisms of continuity, change, and adaptation in social life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199241996
(243mm x 164mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert H. Layton
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This 2001 volume is an interdisciplinary text on hunter-gatherer populations world-wide.
Introduction to Theory in Anthropology, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Robert H. Layton
This introduction to anthropological theory reviews the ideas that have inspired anthropologists in their studies of societies around the world.
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Author Biography - Robert H. Layton
Professor of Anthropology, University of Durham
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