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There is a point, of course, beyond which the merchants will not carry a family. In
such cases the commune offers no assistance (except, as noted, medical
attention and drugs when necessary to save life) and neither does the church.
When a peasant was asked whether she could get birth control information from
the mid-wife, she replied, "Of course not. It is not to her interest that I limit the size
of my family. " The nearest approximation to leadership is the patron-client ...
He will be apt to use his ballot to pay for favors already received (assuming, of
course, that more are in prospect) rather than for favors which are merely
promised. Thus Prato, in the statement quoted above, attaches weight to past
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thcson - LibraryThing
I thought this book should have included more ethnographic narratives of individual villagers' lives. The author describes their mistrustful general ethos in clear terms, but the details he gives ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ben_a - LibraryThing
Grim and revealing. I read it on my way out to vacation in Maui -- not an intended irony, but a significant one. The peasant story about the "3 answers" is an education in itself. Questions: 1. How is ... Read full review