the Peasants of Brazil

Peasants of Brazil. Between commercial exchange and reciprocity. A book by Eric Sabourin (Editions Quae, coll. “Disciplinary “, 2007, 30€)

Raymond Boudon and François Bourricaud, in their critical Dictionary of sociology1 in the article ” Socialization “, recall that the studies on the diffusion of innovations in the agricultural environment demonstrate generally if the farmers are resisting the introduction of an innovation, it is that they have a good reason to do so. In Brazil, E. Sabourin is charged to study and support the management of technical and organizational innovations of small-scale producers. How to interpret the blockages between the local dynamics of rural communities and the logic of external intervention ? And if the farming practices analyzed were not covered, or not only of the commercial exchange ?

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