Ambiente & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 1414-753X
NASCIMENTO, Humberto Miranda. The pioneers of the contemporary agrarian political ecology. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2009, vol.12, n.2, pp. 257-272. ISSN 1414-753X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2009000200004.
The pioneering studies on the relationship between society and nature are important for the analysis of agricultural and ecological changes in rural areas. The goal of the present article is to introduce the contemporary pioneers of the agrarian ecology studies with a Marxist Materialism approach. The agrarian ecology describes the relations among agrarian systems, social formations and specific ecosystems in rural territories. Thence, the concept has a double function: turn the agrarian problem into an ecological theme and redefine its importance for the current studies on rural territory.
Keywords : Agrarian Political Ecology; Rural territory; Society-nature metabolism.