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TORRES, Laura María. New Rurality in Peripheral Territories: Goat Producers in the Northeast of Mendoza (Argentina). univ.humanist. [online]. 2008, n.66, pp. 199-218. ISSN 0120-4807.
Lately, several authors have been analyzing the changes in rural areas triggered by globalization. The concepts of new rurality and pluriactivity have allowed progress along these lines, highlighting the new difficulties facing the most vulnerable sectors. This study explores the transformation of peripheral rural territories in Mendoza (Argentina), particularly those that have been thought of as isolated and traditional. This research develops from a case study, combines quantitative and qualitative methods, and takes the production undertakings happening in those lands as units of analysis. Production and economic situations of the past are compared to those in the present. The tendency toward pluriactivity is here considered as a response to the new conditions, and also as an expression of the process of articulation with the capitalist system.
Keywords : territories; periphery; rurality; pluriactivity; Mendoza.