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For decades, researchers studying small-scale, subsistence oriented farmers have sought to explain why these " peasants " seem slow to acquire new technologies, novel agricultural practices, and new ideas from the larger societies that have engulfed them. The early work on this question suggested that this " cultural conservatism " resulted from things like… (More)
The following individuals read and discussed the thesis submitted by student Brady Allen Johnson, and they evaluated his presentation and response to questions during the final oral examination. They found that the student passed the final oral examination. ACKNOWLEDGMENT I am indebted to Dr. Warren Barrash for serving as the committee advisor to this… (More)
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