Combining ethnography with historical and political economic analysis, Harding shows how the people of the Spanish village refashioned themselves and their society under Franco's regime. As they responded to market-oriented agrarian reforms between 1950 and 1975, they intended to preserve their way of life but as they decided to buy, sell, rent, and borrow in the new ways, they inadvertently became the agents of their own metamorphosis. Originally published in 1984. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.