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Modernité et développement durable : le cas des fronts pionniers d'Amazonie Orientale

Abstract : In an Amazonian frontier, the farmers' migrations, linked with deforestation, are the consequence of the adaptation of the social reproduction rules of a peasant society with its socio-economic environment. This migrations contradicts the principles of the sustainable development, which aims to stabilize these societies. Unless supposing an utopian modification of the logics which governs the socio-economic context of the frontier regions, this stabilization is possible only by the way of a major social transformation of the peasant society. This article studies the stakes of this transformation focusing on the transmission of the land considered as a total social fact: land is indeed the way which allows to the parents the proximity and the help of their children, values essential in the peasant system of values; consequently, the refusal by a young of a land offered by his parents means, at the same time, the end of the migrations and the entry in the modernity of the peasant society
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Xavier Arnauld de Sartre. Modernité et développement durable : le cas des fronts pionniers d'Amazonie Orientale. Espaces et societes (Paris, France), Erès, 2005, pp.221-239. ⟨halshs-00653340⟩



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