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Estudos Sociedade e Agricultura

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HEREDIA, Beatriz et al. An analysis of the regional impacts of land reform in Brazil.Translated byMiles Forest. Estud.soc.agric. [online]. 2005, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1413-0580.

This article aims to portray short, medium and long-term change processes brought about by the establishment of rural settlements in Brazil. The goal was to apprehend the transformations in the lives of the settlers, in the settlements and in the regions where these are located. The article is based on a study that carried out in some of the Brazilian regions that had the greatest concentration of settlement projects and number of families of settlers per unit of territory (termed zones). The basic premise was that this concentration stemmed from struggles, and that the proximity of several projects has served to multiply their effects.

Keywords : land reform; rural settlements; struggle for the land.

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