versão impressa ISSN 1909-2474
SUAREZ R, Nelly del Carmen. REPRODUCTION OF RURAL SOCIETIES. Luna Azul [online]. 2008, n.26, pp. 107-118. ISSN 1909-2474.
In their quest to create the conditions necessary to obtain life achievements in agreement with the current social situations, different human groups have come up with various ways to overcome adversity. These ways are called by some survival strategies and by others livelihoods. The first is an explanatory framework that is based on the assumption that families handle a margin of freedom from which they can, as a group, construct their own courses of action -strategies- even over those formulated individually by its members. The second approach is supported by the Livelihoods focus whereby families make decisions and act based on the set of capacities, assets (material, social and cultural resources) and activities available to them. This document analytically addresses these two proposals.
Palavras-chave : Rural societies; livelihoods; family strategies.