ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 4, Número 1. Ene-Jun 2007

IN FAVOR OF A DIFFERENT KIND OF RESEARCH IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT

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Research in rural development should open up to new theoreticmethodological trends. Complex thought proposes the fusion – in this case – of social and natural sciences, and thus studies in rural development lead to Eco-development (ED). Until now, many investigations in rural research are applied to the agricultural and cattle sector (ACS), and they ignore the complex relations between human beings and the physical environment of which they are part, where the subjects of rural development live and produce, and with which they maintain, historically and traditionally, objective and subjective relationships that are relevant and transcendent. Once ED is accepted as complex thought, it becomes operative through methodological approaches in trans-disciplinarity –the fusion of diverse disciplines, such as Ecology and Sociology– and multidimensionality. With the last one, it is recognized that univocal approaches to reality are only partial, and its intention is to overcome this inconvenience. From this approach, omprehension and interpretation are suggested of – among other dualities –, the ones made up of objective and subjective, macro and micro, individual and collective, modern and traditional, the gender perspective, structure and action, and the (inseparable) link between society and nature.

Palabras clave: Rural development, ecology, sociology

Volumen 4, Número 1

Volumen 4, Número 1
Ene-Jun 2007


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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