Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A case study of banana contract farming in the Windward Islands. Challenges conventional wisdom on the control of peasant labor, the impact of contract farming for export on local food supplies, and the problem of pesticide misuse. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This study of banana contract farming in the Eastern Caribbean explores the forces that shape contract-farming enterprises everywhere--capital, the state, and the environment. Employing the increasingly popular framework of political ecology, which highlights the dynamic linkages between political-economic forces and human-environment relationships, Lawrence Grossman provides a new perspective on the history and contemporary trajectory of the Windward Islands banana industry. He reveals in rich detail the myriad impacts of banana production on the peasant laborers of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Grossman challenges the conventional wisdom on three interrelated issues central to contract farming and political ecology. First, he analyzes the process of deskilling and the associated significance of control by capital and the state over peasant labor. Second, he investigates the impacts of contract farming for export on domestic food production and food import dependency. And third, he examines the often misunderstood
problem of pesticide misuse. Grossman's findings lead to a reconsideration of broader debates concerning the relevance of research on industrial restructuring and globalization for the analysis of agrarian change. Most important, his work emphasizes that we must pay greater attention to the fundamental significance of the "environmental rootedness" of agriculture in studies of political ecology and contract farming.
"A rich portrait of the history and current state of banana farming in St. Vincent . . . a tour de force in demonstrating the virtue of detailed local knowledge and of bringing 'ecology' back into political ecology."-- Economic Geography
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP64985742
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Good. 0807847186 Item in good condition and has highlighting/writing on text. Used texts may not contain supplemental matierials such as CD's, info-trac etc. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0807847186Z3
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press. Buchzustand: Acceptable. May have some marks or highlights. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4-B-2-0869
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press. Buchzustand: Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages and cover are intact. The book has moderate to heavy wear. Wear and creasing of the cover, spine, and the page edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers J-0-4-00257
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002244596
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Buchzustand: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92387821
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A. & London, U.K., 1998. paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. Softcover. Covers have one or two light surface marks. Marginal wear to leading corners and spine ends. Binding is sound and pages are tight and clean throughout. Text is clear. AF. Used. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 272944
Buchbeschreibung The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0807847186
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Buchbeschreibung Univ of North Carolina Pr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1998. Trade Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket as Issued. 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book shows moderate wear/ spine tight, pages clean/ covers slightly creased and scuffed, moderate edge wear; slight curl to front and back cover/ several page tips creased***We ship most books within 24 hours****Customer satisfaction 100% guaranteed****Over 22 years of experience in the book selling community. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007594