By Jonathan Pincus
This research examines styles of sophistication constitution, creation family members and capital accumulation in 3 West Java villages. It explores the hidden assumptions underlying traditional theories of agrarian swap, and demonstrates the significance of sophistication constitution and sophistication strength in shaping styles of swap on the village point. subject matters contain the technique of measuring classification differentiation, alterations in labour marketplace associations and actual wages, and methods of capital accumulation pursued through village elites.
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Extra resources for Class, Power, and Agrarian Change: Land and Labour in Rural West Java
Although hiring of migrant labourers was common during the 1960s and 1970s, few of these workers settled permanently in the area. The hamlet has slowly expanded northwards from the original settlement, with the newest houses built along the hills at the extreme north of the kampung. A striking feature of the hamlet, however, is the absence of sharp differences in the quality of houses, with the notable exception of a few modern structures built by local ehtes in recent years. 9 The early arrival of doublecropping partly explains the large number of micro-holdings in the kampung, as the greater income-generating capacity of the Methodological Issues 25 land has encouraged repeated partitions of family holdings.
Because of the sheer quantity of information involved, it was unavoidable that notes be taken during the interviews: however, there was in fact a noticeable difference in the tone of discussions after the questionnaires were no longer used. Third, a hst of conflicting information pertaining to inter-household relationships was drawn up, and the households involved were revisited separately until these conflicts were resolved. The Possessions Score Many researchers have remarked upon the difficulties involved in collecting information on household income and wealth.
Writing in 1897, Lenin cautioned his readers as follows: It should be added that in our literature the postulate of the theory that capitalism requires a free, landless worker is often understood in too stereotyped a manner. The type assumes different forms in different countries: the English cottager differs from the parcel land peasant in France or in the Rhine provinces, and the latter differs again from the Knecht in Prussia. Each of these bear traces of the special agrarian Measuring Class Differentiation 39 system, of the special history of agrarian relations in those countries (Lenin 1936 , 232; emphasis added).
Class, Power, and Agrarian Change: Land and Labour in Rural West Java by Jonathan Pincus