Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California / Edition 1

Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California / Edition 1

by Julie Guthman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520240952

ISBN-13: 9780520240957

Pub. Date: 08/04/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

In an era of escalating food politics, many believe organic farming to be the agrarian answer.
In this first comprehensive study of organic farming in California, Julie Guthman casts doubt on the current wisdom about organic food and agriculture, at least as it has evolved in the Golden State. Refuting popular portrayals of organic agriculture as a small-scale

Overview

In an era of escalating food politics, many believe organic farming to be the agrarian answer.
In this first comprehensive study of organic farming in California, Julie Guthman casts doubt on the current wisdom about organic food and agriculture, at least as it has evolved in the Golden State. Refuting popular portrayals of organic agriculture as a small-scale family farm endeavor in opposition to "industrial" agriculture, Guthman explains how organic farming has replicated what it set out to oppose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520240957
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/04/2004
Series:
California Studies in Critical Human Geography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Maps

1. Agrarian Dreams
2. Finding the Way: Roads to Organic Production
3. Organic Farming: Ideal Practices and Practical Ideals
4. California Dreaming: California’s Agro-
Industrial Legacy
5. Organic Sediment: A Geography of Organic Production
6. Conventionalizing Organic: From Social Movement to
Industry via Regulation
7. Organic Regulation Ramified
8. The Agrarian Answer?

Appendix
Notes
Glossary of Key Terms
References

Index

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