Social theory and peasant revolution in Vietnam and Guatemala

  title={Social theory and peasant revolution in Vietnam and Guatemala},
  author={Jeffery M. Paige},
  journal={Theory and Society},
When the first American marines arrived in Vietnam in March 1965 they were, according to Philip Caputo, who was one of them, guided to the beaches of Danang (Tourane in Colonial Vietnam) by maps drawn by French cartographers. Similarly, American policy makers would have found, had they chosen to look, their best guide to the sociology of the quagmire in the works of such French scholars as Yves Henry and Pierre Gourou. Gourou's classic The Peasants of the Tonkin Delta remains the starting point… Expand
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