The Death of Ramon Gonzalez: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma by Angus Wright, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Death of Ramon Gonzalez: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma

The Death of Ramon Gonzalez: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma

by Angus Wright
     
 

From reviews of the first edition:

"Angus Wright has shown in a brilliant study [how] the imposition of high-yield agriculture helped to break apart the intimate relationship between cultures and ecosystems that had coevolved over long periods of time."

—David W. Orr, from Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the

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From reviews of the first edition:

"Angus Wright has shown in a brilliant study [how] the imposition of high-yield agriculture helped to break apart the intimate relationship between cultures and ecosystems that had coevolved over long periods of time."

—David W. Orr, from Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

"The Death of Ramón González is a blockbuster. In a dramatic, readable story, Wright has provided a new way of looking at the tragic human and environmental consequences of chemical-dependent agriculture."

—Wes Jackson, The Land Institute

The Death of Ramón González has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces.

This revised edition of The Death of Ramón González updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called "the modern agricultural dilemma" should now be thoughtof as a "twenty-first century dilemma" that involves far more than agriculture.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Gonzalez was one of the thousands of farm workers worldwide who die each year due to acute pesticide poisoning, and his death provides the starting place for this study of the medical, environmental, economic, and political consequences of massive pesticide use in Mexico. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292715608
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.21(d)

Meet the Author

ANGUS WRIGHT is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at California State University, Sacramento.

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