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Globalising Food : Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring - David J. Goodman

Globalising Food

Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring

By: David J. Goodman (Editor), Michael Watts (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd October 1997
ISBN: 9780415162531
Number Of Pages: 400

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In an increasingly global world, societies are being provisioned from a bewildering array of sources as new countries and new food commodities are drawn into international markets. Globalising Food provides an innovative contribution to the area of political economy of agriculture, food and consumption through a revealing investigation of the globalisation and restructuring of localised agricultural sectors and food systems.
The book draws on new theoretical perspectives and wide-ranging case studies from Britain, the USA, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Latin America. The key themes addresses range from giant multinational food corporations, rural industrialisation and World Bank policies, to the regulation of pollution, labour relations, urban food politics and environmental sustainability. Globalising Food offers important insights into the problems, consequences and limits of the industrialisation of agriculture and the provisioning of food in a global world as we approach the new millenium.

Acknowledgementsp. xv
Agrarian Questionsp. 1
Institutions, Embeddedness and Agrarian Trajectoriesp. 33
Regional Integration and the Family Farm in the Mercosul Countriesp. 35
Multiple Trajectories of Rural Industrialisationp. 56
Agrarian Questions in the Making of the Knitwear Industry in Tirupur, Indiap. 79
Commentary on Part Ip. 106
Restructuring, Industry and Regional Dynamicsp. 117
Restructuring National Agriculture, Agro-Food Trade, and Agrarian Livelihoods in the Caribbeanp. 119
Restructuring Pork Production, Remaking Rural Iowap. 133
Commentary on Part IIp. 158
Bibliographyp. 165
Globalisation, Value and Regulation in the Commodity Systemp. 167
Creating Space for Foodp. 169
Bibliographyp. 190
Agro-Industrial Just-In-Timep. 192
Notesp. 218
Commentary on Part IIIp. 226
Bibliographyp. 232
Discourse and Class, Networks and Accumulationp. 233
Legal Discourse and the Restructuring of Californian Agriculturep. 235
Field-Level Bureaucrats and the Making of New Moral Discourses in Agri-Environmental Controversiesp. 256
Notesp. 271
Commentary on Part IVp. 273
Transnational Capital and Local Responsesp. 285
Nourishing Networksp. 287
Bibliographyp. 303
Reopening Totalitiesp. 305
Commentary on Part Vp. 324
Nature, Sustainability and the Agrarian Questionp. 331
Sustainability and Theoryp. 333
Bibliographyp. 343
Some Observations on Agro-Food Change and the Future of Agricultural Sustainability Movementsp. 344
Commentary on Part VIp. 366
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9780415162531
ISBN-10: 041516253X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 23rd October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.65  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1