Sociology and Rural Development

Credits: 4

Program: The genesis of the Brazilian peasantry. Historical and sociological relationships between small and large agriculture and the State. The Brazilian agrarian and agro-industrial development. State intervention and property relations. Private property and social function. Public policies and agrarian nowadays. Agrarian reform and rural settlements. Functioning and social reproduction logics in family farming. The specifics ways of family property management and its gender and generation aspects. Pluriactivity and multifunctionality in family farming. New ruralities, rural area-city relations and agro-industrial integration. Agroecological transition as a path to rural development: food production, processing and commercialization.