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A class analysis of sharecropping

Serap Ayse Kayatekin, University of Massachusetts Amherst


The appearance, disappearance and reappearance of sharecropping in different social contexts and different time periods has been regarded as a puzzle by analysts of both the neoclassical and alternative theories. This dissertation is an attempt to define the conceptual terrain from which the puzzle of sharecropping emerges in non-neoclassical theories and to show a way out of this puzzle by conceptualising sharecropping in terms of class as the appropriation and distribution of surplus labour conditioned by different natural and social processes. ^

Subject Area

Economics|Agricultural economics|Economic theory

Recommended Citation

Kayatekin, Serap Ayse, "A class analysis of sharecropping" (1990). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI9110163.