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Agribusiness expansion and social reproduction in the Chaco Region, Argentina: The everlasting promise of development
March 11, 2021 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
CARLA GRAS (National University of San Martín, Buenos Aires)
Drawing upon fieldwork in the south-east of the Chaco Region in Argentina, a major agricultural frontier, this presentation focuses on two main topics: (i) how large-scale firms are managing current economic and ecological constraints affecting expanded capital accumulation; (ii) how changing strategies of capital accumulation are reshaping labour regimes and social inclusion. From an approach to social differentiation and reproduction, I intend to connect the aforementioned topics to explore the developmental effects of agribusiness expansion. Results show that capital accumulation in this region is driving new stratifications and exclusions among large-scale farming with differentiated implications for labour dynamics and more generally household and communities’ reproduction.
Carla Gras (PhD in Sociology, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and the Program of Rural Studies and Globalization at the Interdisciplinary School of advanced Social Studies of the National University of San Martín, Argentina. Her research interests include agrarian structure, rural development and dynamics of agrarian change. http://investigadores.unsam.edu.ar/es/investigador/478/Gras-Carla-Sylvina