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Mundo agrario

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LANDINI, Fernando. Peasant economic rationality. Mundo agr. [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.23, pp. 00-00. ISSN 1515-5994.

It is undoubtedly true that the logic through which peasants make decisions in the area of production, commercialization, investment and consumption is not the same as that the one used by businessmen, who organize their activities following other rules. Now, despite the importance of properly understanding peasant economic rationality, the papers aimed at this end tend to be disseminated in multiple publications, being difficult to find articles that synthesize its core features. Thus, this paper, after presenting useful concepts such as 'strategies', 'rationalities' and 'worldviews', aims at overcoming this limitation synthesizing different scholars' contributions to the understanding of peasant economic rationality. Finally, with the objective of enriching this paper, I will add some interesting results of a case study conducted in the province of Formosa, Argentina

Keywords : Peasantry; Economy; Strategies; Rationality.

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