Serviço Social & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0101-6628
NAKATANI, Paulo; FALEIROS, Rogério Naques and VARGAS, Neide César. History and limits of the agrarian reform in the Brazilian contemporary time. Serv. Soc. Soc. [online]. 2012, n.110, pp. 213-240. ISSN 0101-6628. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-66282012000200002.
This paper aims at reconstructing the history of the land (agrarian) issue considering the greatest concentration of wealth and resources in the capitalist system. The standpoint is that the growing inequality of the Brazilian model is related to the agrarian issue. Secondly, we analyze the limits currently placed on any possibility of a comprehensive and structural agrarian reform, due to the advancement of the agribusiness over the last ten years, the political demobilization of a significant portion of society that put this issue aside, and the limits of the Brazilian economy in the context of the financial globalization. The paper is divided into six parts: a) colonization and origins of the large landed estates; b) the agro-export model and the incomplete rupture; c) the agrarian issue and the Brazilian industrialization; d) the agrarian issue and the agribusiness; e) the limits of the agrarian reform in the contemporary time; f) final considerations.
Keywords : Agrarian Issue; Agrarian Reform; Brazil.