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
     
 

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

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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

1Agrarian dreams1
2Finding the way : roads to organic production23
3Organic farming : ideal practices and practical ideals42
4California dreaming : California's agro-industrial legacy61
5Organic sediment : a geography of organic production89
6Conventionalizing organic : from social movement to industry via regulation110
7Organic regulation ramified141
8The agrarian answer?172

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