Title

The Polish Peasants: Change And Continuity In The Postwar Era

Date of Award

1971

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Anthropology

Advisor(s)

Donn V. Hart

Keywords

Cultural anthropology, Poland, loss of community cohesion, farming

Subject Categories

Social and Cultural Anthropology

Abstract

This study includes discussion of the various policies and programs applied to the peasants by the post-war government of Poland, including policies collectivizing agriculture, and their failures. This paper also addresses the effects of migration, urbanization, industrialization, and social change, including the decline of extended families.

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