The Banana: Empires, Trade Wars, and Globalization / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $18.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 36%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $18.95   
  • New (1) from $28.55   
  • Used (3) from $18.95   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$28.55
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4462)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview


The banana is the world’s most important fresh fruit commodity. Little more than a century old, the global banana industry began in the late 1880s as a result of technological advances such as refrigerated shipping, which facilitated the transportation of this highly perishable good to distant markets. Since its inception the banana industry has been fraught with controversy, exhibiting many of the issues underlying the basic global economic relations that first emerged in the era of European colonialism. Perhaps more than any other agricultural product, the banana reflects the evolution of the world economy. At each stage changes in the global economy manifested themselves in the economic geography of banana production and trade. This remains true today as neoliberal imperatives drive the globalization process and mandate freer trade, influencing the patterns of the transatlantic banana trade.
 
The Banana demystifies the banana trade and its path toward globalization. It reviews interregional relationships in the industry and the changing institutional framework governing global trade and assesses the roles of such major players as the European Union and the World Trade Organization. It also analyzes the forces driving today’s economy, such as the competitiveness imperative, diversification processes, and niche market strategies. Its final chapter suggests how the outcome of the recent banana war will affect bananas and trade in other commodities sectors as well.
 
The Banana belies the common perception of globalization as a monolithic and irresistible force and reveals instead various efforts to resist or modify the process at local and national levels. Nevertheless, the banana does represent another step toward a globalized and industrialized agricultural economy.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

EH.net

"Because of its long-term comparative nature, The Banana should become obligatory reference to those studying the political economy of the banana industry during the twentieth century."—Marcelo Bucheli, EH.net

— Marcelo Bucheli

Journal of Latin American Geography

"The Banana provides an exceptionally clear, informative, and comprehensive account of the banana's place in history. . . . A must-read for anyone interested in this important commodity, globalization, trade disputes, and the histories of Latin America and the Caribbean."—Steve Striffler, Journal of Latin American Geography

— Steve Striffler

Hispanic American Historical Review

"For those interested in understanding the contemporary configuration of an industry that is truly global in its reach, The Banana is an excellent place to start."—Mark Moberg, Hispanic American Historical Review

— Mark Moberg

EH.net - Marcelo Bucheli

"Because of its long-term comparative nature, The Banana should become obligatory reference to those studying the political economy of the banana industry during the twentieth century."—Marcelo Bucheli, EH.net
Journal of Latin American Geography - Steve Striffler

"The Banana provides an exceptionally clear, informative, and comprehensive account of the banana's place in history. . . . A must-read for anyone interested in this important commodity, globalization, trade disputes, and the histories of Latin America and the Caribbean."—Steve Striffler, Journal of Latin American Geography
Hispanic American Historical Review - Mark Moberg

"For those interested in understanding the contemporary configuration of an industry that is truly global in its reach, The Banana is an excellent place to start."—Mark Moberg, Hispanic American Historical Review
Hispanic American Historical Review
"For those interested in understanding the contemporary configuration of an industry that is truly global in its reach, The Banana is an excellent place to start."

— Mark Moberg, Hispanic American Historical Review

EH.net
"Because of its long-term comparative nature, The Banana should become obligatory reference to those studying the political economy of the banana industry during the twentieth century."

— Marcelo Bucheli, EH.net

Journal of Latin American Geography
"The Banana provides an exceptionally clear, informative, and comprehensive account of the banana's place in history. . . . A must-read for anyone interested in this important commodity, globalization, trade disputes, and the histories of Latin America and the Caribbean."

— Steve Striffler, Journal of Latin American Geography

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803215771
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Series: At Table Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


James Wiley is an associate professor of geography at Hofstra University.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Abbreviations

1 A Banana Plantation Model Emerges in Latin America

1 The Creation of the Banana Empire, 1900-1930 3

2 The Empire Challenged, 1930-74 35

3 The End of Splendid Isolation, 1974-93 55

2 The Caribbean Banana Industries

4 Peasant Farmer Societies: Commonwealth Caribbean Bananas 73

5 Belize, Suriname, and the French West Indies: On the Margins of the Caribbean 99

3 The Changing Framework of the International Banana Trade

6 The Single European Market and the Western Hemisphere's Banana Industries 125

7 Neocolonialism Encounters the Free Trade Imperative 147

8 The World Trade Organization and the Banana Trade 163

9 The U.S.-EU Banana War Heats Up 181

4 Globalization

10 Pursuit of an Elusive Goal 207

11 Implications for the Future 231

Notes 249

References 255

Index 269

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)