Globalising Food: Agrarian Questions and Global Restructuring

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David Goodman, Michael Watts
Psychology Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 383 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

1 AGRARIAN QUESTIONS
1
PART I INSTITUTIONS EMBEDDEDNESS AND AGRARIAN TRAJECTORIES
24
PART II RESTRUCTURING INDUSTRY AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS
85
PART III GLOBALISATION VALUE AND REGULATION IN THE COMMODITY SYSTEM
121
PART IV DISCOURSE AND CLASS NETWORKS AND ACCUMULATION
172
PART V TRANSNATIONAL CAPITAL AND LOCAL RESPONSES
210
PART VI NATURE SUSTAINABILITY AND THE AGRARIAN QUESTION
244
INDEX
276
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