The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma / Edition 2

The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma / Edition 2

by Angus Wright
ISBN-10:
0292712685
ISBN-13:
9780292712683
Pub. Date:
09/28/2005
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
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Overview

The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma / Edition 2

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 thought of as a "twenty-first century dilemma" that involves far more than agriculture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292712683
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Mexico and the Pesticide Crusade
  • 1. The Death of Ramón González
  • 2. The Road to Culiacán
  • 3. Doctors and Bureaucrats
  • 4. Going Home
  • 5. King Eight Deer, the Plagues, and the Devastation of the Land
  • 6. Technology and Conflict
  • 7. Consumers, Workers, Growers, and Experts
  • 8. Theory and Consequences
  • 9. The Modern Agricultural Dilemma
  • 10. Points North
  • Afterword: The Death of Ramón González and the Twenty-first Century
  • References
  • Index

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