A Colonial Economy in Crisis: Burma's Rice Cultivators and the World Depression of the 1930s

A Colonial Economy in Crisis: Burma's Rice Cultivators and the World Depression of the 1930s

by Ian Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415305802

ISBN-13: 9780415305808

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The book challenges the orthodox argument that rural populations which abandoned self-sufficiency to become single commodity producers, and were supposedly very vulnerable to the commodity price collapse of the 1930s Depression, did not suffer as much as has been supposed. It shows how the effects of the depression were complicated, varying between regions, between

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The book challenges the orthodox argument that rural populations which abandoned self-sufficiency to become single commodity producers, and were supposedly very vulnerable to the commodity price collapse of the 1930s Depression, did not suffer as much as has been supposed. It shows how the effects of the depression were complicated, varying between regions, between different kinds of economic actors, and over time, and shows how the 'victims' of the depression were not passive, working imaginatively to mitigate their circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415305808
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Finding the question 1. The Long View: Growth and weakness in Burma's rice economy 2. The Course of the Depression Crisis 3. Credit Contraction and Foreclosure 4. Survival Strategies and Material Circumstances 5. The Economic Foundations of Rebellion Epilogue: Memory and perspective Bibliography

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