From Columbus to ConAgra: The Globalization of Agriculture and Food

From Columbus to ConAgra: The Globalization of Agriculture and Food

by Alessandro Bonanno
     
 

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"If you had any remaining doubts about the degree to which agriculture has become an international industry, this book will put them to rest. Transnational corporations produce transnational foods for transnational consumers. What CNN has done for world news, ConAgra (and others like it) are doing for food. There is a "McDonaldization" of production and consumption. …  See more details below

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"If you had any remaining doubts about the degree to which agriculture has become an international industry, this book will put them to rest. Transnational corporations produce transnational foods for transnational consumers. What CNN has done for world news, ConAgra (and others like it) are doing for food. There is a "McDonaldization" of production and consumption. . . . Food has become industrialized, commodified, and marketed for worldly and wordwide consumers. This book will tell you why."—William W. Falk, coeditor of Forgotten Places: Uneven Development in Rural America

"This timely book breaks new ground in arguing that the globalized economy creates new winners and losers. As an examination of the role of agriculture and food in the new international division of labor it is a very significant contribution."—Philip McMichael, author of Settlers and the Agrarian Question: Foundations of Capitalism in Colonial Australia

Author Biography: Alessandro Bonanno, associate professor of rural sociology at the University of Missouri, Columbia, is coauthor of Caught in the Net: The Global Tuna Industry, Environmentalism, and the State.

Lawrence Busch, professor of sociology at Michigan State University, is coauthor of Plants, Power, and Profit: Social, Economic, and Ethical Consequences of the New Biotechnologies.

William Friedland, professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is coauthor of Manufacturing Green Gold: Capital, Labor, and Technology in the Lettuce Industry.

Lourdes Gouveia is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Enzo Mingione is professor of sociology at the University of Messina, Italy.

Contributors: Alessandro Bonnano, Lawrence Busch, Douglas H. Constance, Ian Cook, Andrew Flynn, William H. Friedland, Lourdes Gouveia, William D. Heffernan, Raymond A. Jussaume, Jr., Mustafa Koc, Luis Llambi, Mary A. Marchant, Terry Marsden, Enzo Mingione, Enrico Pugliese, Michael R. Reed, Bernardo Sorj, John Wilkinson, Neil Ward

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700606603
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Rural America Ser.
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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