Sociology of Agriculture: Technology, Labour, Development and Social Classes in an International Perspective

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  • Author :Alessandro Bonanno
  • Year of Publication :1989
  • ISBN: :9788170222811
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXII, 222
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, International Studies, Sociology

About the Book :

This book contains examples of the recent work of members of the Sociology of Agriculture Research Committee, a group affiliated to the international Sociological Association. It is divided it three parts which address ongoing concerns and issues related to the development and change of agriculture and food production at the international and domestic levels. In the first part of the volume the relationship between the development and implementation of technology in agriculture is explored with respect to both new technologies, such as bio technology, and conventional technologies. The second part discusses the impact of changes in society and agriculture on the labour market, labour structure and the relations of production in rural patters of rural areas. The third and final portion investigates patterns of rural development as they relate to agriculture, its structure and its people. In the Introduction, the editor provides and outline of the scientific status of Sociology of Agriculture and the manners in which it differs from the parent discipline of Rural Sociology.

About Author :

Alessandro Bonanno is Associate Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has researched among other topics, Sociology of Agriculture, Regional and International Development, the State and Aging. He is the author of numerous journal articles and books, among them Small Farms (1987), Sociology of Agriculture (1989), Agrarian Policies and Agricultural Systems (1990), Retirement and the Welfare State (1993). Dr. Bonanno is the editor of the International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kentucky.