Actual States and Problems of Community Formation in Hachirogata Reclaimed Land

  • KUWABARA Yoshiki
    Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • NAKAJIMA Masahiro
    Institute of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

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  • 八郎潟干拓地におけるコミュニティ形成の実態と課題
  • 八郎潟干拓地におけるコミュニティ形成の実態と課題 : 農業従事者・非農業従事者のパーソナル・ネットワークの分析を用いて
  • ハチロウガタ カンタクチ ニ オケル コミュニティ ケイセイ ノ ジッタイ ト カダイ : ノウギョウ ジュウジシャ ・ ヒノウギョウ ジュウジシャ ノ パーソナル ・ ネットワーク ノ ブンセキ オ モチイテ
  • ― 農業従事者・非農業従事者のパーソナル・ネットワークの分析を用いて ―
  • — Analyzing personal networks of farmers and non-farmers —

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In Hachirogata Reclaimed Land, the community is becoming a mixture of farmers and non-farmers. We investigated the histories of the residents and opportunities of forming relationships. Based on the results of an oral survey of residents and social network analysis, we revealed characteristics of their personal networks. The main findings were as follows: 1) opportunities of formation of relationships were classified as “work”, “children”, “theme-based organization”, “community-based organization” and “same class”. 2) A farmer-based community is sustained. On the other hand, there is insufficient formation of relationships between farmers and non-farmers. 3) The differences in dwelling place and lifestyle between farmers and non-farmers impede relationships between them. 4) The formation of relationships through children and theme-based organizations contributes to improvement of the relationship between farmers and non-farmers.



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