Exploring the Tomato: Transformations of Nature, Society and Economyby Mark Harvey, Stephen Quilley, Huw Beynon
Pub. Date: 02/01/2003
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Using the tomato as a probe and monitor of the major historical changes that have taken places in 20th century capitalism, this volume follows the fruit from its first domestication to current efforts at genetic modification, evaluating the ways in which it has been transformed in its production, exchange, and consumption. Using a framework of "instituted economic process," the volume demonstrates how different tomato forms are an expression of dynamic processes in capitalist economies and societies during the 20th century. Of likely interest to food historians as well as economists and sociologists. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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