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Eating Risk: The Politics of Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods

Julie Guthman

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the politics of consumption can both enliven and eviscerate broad public participation in technological decision making. It explores the current U.S. regulation of ... More


Economic Perspectives on Climate Adaptation

Fredrich Kahrl and David Roland-Holst

in Climate Change in California: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271814
eISBN:
9780520953802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271814.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

A changing climate creates both economic risks and rewards, but these are very uncertain and are spread unevenly across space, time, and society. Climate-change adaptation thus presents complex ... More


“The Way They Treat You Is Inhumane”: Caseworkers and the Welfare Office

Judith A. Levine

in Ain't No Trust: "How Bosses, Boyfriends, and Bureaucrats Fail Low-Income Mothers and Why It Matters"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274716
eISBN:
9780520956919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274716.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on women's interactions with caseworkers in the welfare office. It is through caseworkers that women learn welfare rules and access welfare benefits. The nature of a woman's ... More


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