Part 2 Introduction: Roots and Routes Chapter 3 1 Across Space and Through Time: Tomatl Meets the Corporate Tomato Chapter 4 2 Frames and Filters: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches Chapter 5 3 Arch Deluxe with a Smile: Women Never Stop at McDonald's Chapter 6 4 You Can Count on Us: Scanning Cashiers at Loblaws Supermarkets Chapter 7 5 On the Move for Food: Truckers and Transnational Migrants Chapter 8 6 Picking and Packing for the North: Agricultural Workers at Empaque Santa Rosa Chapter 9 7 Crossing Sectors and Borders: Weaving a Holistic Analysis Chapter 10 8 Cracks in the Corporate Tomato: Signs of Hope Part 11 Epilogue
Tangled Routes / Edition 1by Deborah Barndt
Pub. Date: 05/28/2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Where does our food come from? And what impact does its production have on the earth, on the women workers who move it from field to table, and on all who eat it? Tangled Routes follows a corporate tomato from a Mexican field through the United States to a Canadian table, examining in its wake the dynamic relationship between production and consumption, work and
Where does our food come from? And what impact does its production have on the earth, on the women workers who move it from field to table, and on all who eat it? Tangled Routes follows a corporate tomato from a Mexican field through the United States to a Canadian table, examining in its wake the dynamic relationship between production and consumption, work and technology, health and environment, bio-diversity and cultural diversity. After tracing the tomato's journey through space and time (routes and roots), three case studies—a Mexican agribusiness, a Canadian supermarket, and a U.S.-owned fast-food restaurant—offer a view of globalization from above (corporate profiles), globalization from below (stories of women who plant, pick, pack, scan, slice, and sell tomatoes), and "the other globalization" (acts of resistance and alternatives to the corporate model). Tangled Routes grew out of a unique six-year collaborative project involving feminist academics, activists, and popular educators from Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Written in an accessible style and integrating over 100 photographs, this critical introduction to complex issues ends with signs of hope—creative responses by local and global movements for social justice and environmental sustainability. NOTE: Canadian distribution rights for Tangled Routes are held by Garamond Press. All purchases and examination or desk copy requests within Canada should be directed to Garamond Press. The book can be accessed via the Garamond Press website via the following link: http://www.web.ca/~garamond/tangled.htm.
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