Pattern of Social Relations among Peasants as an Effort to Continue Agricultural Activities in Rural Areas

Rustinsyah .


Peasant life in rural Java is in the process of commercialization and almost all the necessities of life and activities of peasants need money. One way to meet the needs of  peasants  in rural areas is to build social relations. Although social relations are built sometimes not economically profitable, but it supports life and farming activities in rural areas. Therefore, studies have been conducted on the peasants in the village Kebonrejo in 2004-2005. Peasants in the village are in the process of commercialization. Research was conducted using qualitative methods, data collection by observation and interview. Interviews were conducted in-depth, independent and used interview guide. The conclusions of the results of the study are as follows: a) peasants  in the village are so diverse that social relations are constructed variably according to interest, b) social relations are built vertically and horizontally with the characteristics of the social relations of kinship, functional, patron-client, contractual, some are weak and some others are strong c) social relations are conducted with people in the village and outside the village, individual to individual, individuals to institutions.

Keywords: social relationships, pattern, peasants, commercialization, rural Java.

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