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Social change and agriculture in the West Bank 1950-1967 : Aspects of sharecropping and commercialisation.

Hindiyeh, Suha (1985) Social change and agriculture in the West Bank 1950-1967 : Aspects of sharecropping and commercialisation. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.94417) (KAR id:94417)


The thesis examines agrarian change in the West Bank from 1948 to 1967, when it was under Jordanian rule following the partition of Palestine. It focusses on practices of sharecropping during a period of extensive commercialisation of agriculture, and suggests how sharecropping contributed to this process through the expansion and/or formation of enterprises oriented to specialised commodity production. The major finding that different forms of production in agriculture (simple commodity production, small and larger scale capitalist commodity production) operated through sharecropping and generally employed wage labour, shows that sharecropping in itself does not constitute a determinate form of production, nor relation of production, nor is it indicative of any single process of differentiation of agricultural producers.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.94417
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Uncontrolled keywords: Agricultural economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
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Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 11:02 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2023 11:02 UTC
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