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Pour une sociologie des mondes agricoles dans la globalisation

Abstract : For a sociology of agricultural worlds during globalization The Mendrassian model of the "end of peasants" is reconsidered in the light of the paradox that the farming population worldwide, though increasing, is a minority. This model no longer helps us understand the current turmoil, which rural sociology could not even imagine twenty years ago. It is hypothesized that the current forms taken by the "vanishing peasant" have less to do with an exodus than with relegation. Rural sociology’s founders understood the "entrance of peasants into modernity". Building a new model on the previous one should help us interpret the processes of disqualification and relegation (for some academics) and of requalification and integration in globalization (for others). These new lines of inquiry, along with observations of how forms of agricultural work are being redefined, will serve to construct an idealtype of the social forms now being assumed by agricultural production.
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Bertrand Hervieu, François Purseigle. Pour une sociologie des mondes agricoles dans la globalisation. Études rurales, 2009, 183, pp.177 - 200. ⟨10.4000/etudesrurales.8999⟩. ⟨hal-03415753⟩

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