Good peasant ethnographies?

Tue, 15 Feb 1994 12:16:58 CST

I would appreciate receiving suggestions for good ethnographies of
peasants that would be appropriate for a very large (>300) world
ethnographic survey course. The book needs to be fairly short,
fairly simple, and pictures help a lot. For most students who take
the course it is their first exposure to anthropology and to the
fact that not everybody lives the way we do. It attracts almost
no anthropology majors. I have been using Judith Friedlander's
_Being Indian in Hueyapan_. It's very good, but I need a change,
and the students do not find it very engaging.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

-Lee Cronk
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4352
Office: 409-847-9254
Fax: 409-845-4070