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Aide et entraide agricole dans un village du Nord-Viêt-nam : modalités pratiques et motivations

Abstract : In Northern Vietnam, labour exchange is the most common form of collective work among farmers and is often used to perform tasks that require an intense labor force in the fields and for other collective tasks related to the social life of the villagers This paper analyses all aspects of this labor exchange among individuals and families in the village of Hay. We have found that this labor exchange is not simply an economic transaction among farmers, but instead a personal choice of individuals and families in relation to other villagers. One can for example accept or refuse to work for a particular family and one can invite only a particular family to participate in labor exchange. In this paper, we argue that reciprocity is indeed the basis of this labor exchange in which individuals and families participate in order to establish and reinforce bounds with some families inside and outside the village.
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Olivier Tessier. Aide et entraide agricole dans un village du Nord-Viêt-nam : modalités pratiques et motivations. Aséanie, Sciences humaines en Asie du Sud-Est, Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient - Centre d'anthropologie Sirindhorn, 1999, 4 (1), pp.125 - 159. ⟨10.3406/asean.1999.1645⟩. ⟨halshs-02558337⟩

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