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International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

Published by Michigan State University

Official publication of the Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC-40)
of the International Sociological Association (ISA)

Editors: Raymond Jussaume, Claire Marris and Katerina Psarikidou

Frequency: 3 issues per year 
ISSN: 0798-1759

Volume 3 (1993)

Agrarian Transformation and Colonialism: An Historical-Comparative Study of Korea and the Philippines                142-166

Authors: Seung Woo Parka and Gary P. Greenb
Affiliation: aDepartment of Sociology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Republic of South Korea; bDepartment of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madision, WI, USA

Abstract             PDF


This study compares the development of South Korea, a relatively successful case in East Asia, with the underdevelopment of the Philippines. We examine the internal class dynamics and external world economic forces that shaped capitalist development in Korea and the Philippines. The comparative analysis reveals that the structural transformation in agriculture, and rural class relations, were critical to the divergent paths of development of these two Asian countries.



Transformación Agraria y Colonialismo: Un Estudio Histórico-Comparativo de Corea y Filipinas

Este estudio compara el desarrollo de Corea del Sur, caso relativamente exitoso en Asia oriental, con el subdesarrollo de Filipinas. Examinamos la dinámica interna de clase y las fuerzas económicas del mundo exterior que le dieron forma al desarrollo capitalista en Corea y Filipinas. El análisis comparativo revela que la transformación estructural de la agricultura y las relaciones entre clases rurales fueron claves para determinar los senderos divergentes de desarrollo de estos dos países asiáticos.

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