ERIC Number: ED047553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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Farm Ownership, Political Participation, and Other Social Participation in Central Brazil.
Van Es, J. C.; Whittenbarger, Robert L.
This study investigates the relationship between land ownership and social and political participation. A sociological thesis holding that land ownership is the basis of social class distinction and, more importantly, widespread differences in economic and political power is tested in a case study of some 300 farmers in Central Brazil. Findings indicate that the present structure of the rural sector does not provide the nonowners with an opportunity to manage their own interests effectively in the larger society. The study concludes that there is little doubt that there is a consistent, positive relationship between social status and participation. (RL)
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Ethnology, Farmers, Land Use, Landlords, Latin American Culture, Luso Brazilian Culture, Participation, Political Socialization, Rural Farm Residents, Social Influences, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociology
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-189 818, MF-$.95, HC-$3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Land Tenure Center.