Agriculture

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A Matter of Taste

A Farmers' Market Devotee's Semi-Reluctant Argument for Inviting Scientific Innovation to the Dinner Table

How did farmer’s markets, nose­-to-­tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with "good food"? And are these practices … 137 View
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Tiny Engines of Abundance

A History of Peasant Productivity and Repression

This book provides a historical and comparative perspective of peasant productivity using case studies portraying the extraordinary efficiency with which English cottagers, Jamaican ex-slaves, … 157 View
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“Swept Away through Injustice”

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Chapter 1 introduces the premise of the book, which is to reexamine the idea of progress that we tie to the evolution of industrial agriculture over the last 200 years. Examination of this period … 8 $0.80 Add
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Introduction, Consider the Dunkaroo

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In this chapter, Tucker begins with a discussion on the association of moral good and bad in relation to food habits. This leads into what constitutes good or bad food, and stresses four … 5 $0.50 Add
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“A Multiplication of Wretchedness” in England, 1750–1850

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Chapter 2 examines England and Wales from the late 1700s and early 1800s, in the midst of what has often been called an agriculture revolution. This chapter argues that appreciation for the … 21 $2.10 Add
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Good Food

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Fresh Cities

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In this chapter, Tucker discusses farmers markets and chain grocery stores in a larger discussion of how the price of food dictates moral and ethical choices. This continues into understanding … 27 $2.70 Add
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Jamaican Peasants in Slavery, Semi-slavery and Freedom

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Chapter 3 examines Jamaica in the decades following slave emancipation in the 1830s, when Jamaica was often put forward as exemplifying the calamitous results of a prosperous peasantry. Topics … 23 $2.30 Add
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Guatemala: They Flattened Our Milpa

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Chapter 4 examines Guatemala during the mid-20th century, as various governments sought to “modernize” Mayan traditional milpa agriculture, resulting in a genocide directed at Mayan … 23 $2.30 Add
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Kill Your Idylls

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In this chapter, the concept of foodie elitism is debated alongside a discussion of precision farming. Tucker identifies the complexity of introducing new technologies onto the old concept of a … 36 $3.60 Add
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Harvesting Silicon Valley

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In this chapter, there is a discussion around the introduction of technology into the food industry. Tucker addresses concerns such as food security and food waste, and the new idea of technology … 14 $1.40 Add
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Nigerian Smallholders: Masters of the Environment

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Chapter 5 examines Nigeria in the 1960s and 1970s, when governments– advised by Western development specialists– sought to “capture” peasant production and boost export … 22 $2.20 Add
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Conclusion, You Say Tomato

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To summarize the previous chapters, Tucker leads a discussion how to dissect the concept of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ food and whether food choices should be personal or generalized. 7 $0.70 Add
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Kerala: A Return to the Future

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Chapter 6 examines the Indian state of Kerala, a small state in the southwest of the subcontinent that had been the site of ongoing reforms beginning almost immediately after its formation in … 23 $2.30 Add