Exploring the Tomato: Transformations of Nature, Society and Economy

Exploring the Tomato: Transformations of Nature, Society and Economy

by Mark Harvey, Stephen Quilley, Huw Beynon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843761890

ISBN-13: 9781843761891

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9781843761891
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.08(d)

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