Peasants, Populism and Postmodernism by Tom Brass
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Peasants, Populism and Postmodernism
By Tom Brass

Peasants, Populism and Postmodernism

The Return of the Agrarian Myth

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Peasants, Populism and Postmodernism by Tom Brass

Book Description

Tracing the way in which the agrarian myth has emerged and re-emerged over the past century in ideology shared by populism, postmodernism and the political right, the argument in this book is that at the centre of this discourse about the cultural identity of 'otherness'/ 'difference' lies the concept of and innate 'peasant-ness'. In a variety of contextually-specific discursive forms, the 'old' populism of the 1890s and the nationalism and fascism in Europe, America and Asia during the 1920s and 1930s were all informed by the agrarian myth. The postmodern 'new' populism and the 'new' right, both of which emerged after the 1960s and consolidated during the 1990s, are also structured discursively by the agrarian myth, and with it the ideological reaffirmation of peasant essentialism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714649405
ISBN-10: 0714649406
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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