Toward a class analysis of midwestern agriculture.

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Five social relations in agricultural production are examined with respect to the four specified indicators of class location. The concrete articulation of these forms in the present conjuncture undermines the bipolar trajectory of class structure in traditional Marxist theory. Capitalist and proletarian class traits in simple commodity production coincide within the capitalist mode of production. The economism of the neo-Marxist model is supplemented with the development of Weber's concept of rationality as both formally rational and substantively rational goals are seen to share the same objective economic action.-from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-584
Number of pages22
JournalRural Sociology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983

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  • Sociology and Political Science


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