Peasants Populism and Postmodernism Tom Brass

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Published: February 1st 2013

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Peasants  Populism and Postmodernism  by  Tom Brass

Peasants Populism and Postmodernism by Tom Brass
February 1st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 392 pages | ISBN: | 10.16 Mb

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 culturalMoreTracing 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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