Small farmers of the Florida Province (Bolivia) : Reciprocity in Practice

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serval:BIB_C4FE4FFC173D
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Small farmers of the Florida Province (Bolivia) : Reciprocity in Practice
Journal
Mountain Research and Development
Author(s)
Bétrisey F., Mager C.
ISSN
0276-4741 (Print)
ISSN-L
1994-7151 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
34
Number
4
Pages
369-374
Language
english
Abstract
Peasant societies are often seen by neoliberal or Marxist theorists as passive subjects of political-economic transformations occurring at a higher level, only surviving through acculturation to market requirements. By analyzing agricultural work organization in highland communities and a local system of water management called Acuerdos Reciprocos por el Agua (Reciprocal Agreements for Water), developed in 2003 by the Natura Bolivia foundation in Florida Province in Bolivia, we show that, contrary to this perception, traditional reciprocal norms still play an essential role in decision making. This suggests the agency of rural societies and the resilience of traditional reciprocity-based norms in mountain regions.
Keywords
Reciprocity, work organization, peasant societies, water management, Bolivia
Open Access
Yes
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20/08/2019 15:40
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