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By the Numbers: Economics and Management in Agriculture

Deborah Fitzgerald

in Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088137
eISBN:
9780300133417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088137.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter centers on the emergence of agricultural economics as an academic discipline, and on farm management as its practical application in farm communities and federal agencies. Although some ... More


Growing Agrarian Reformers in the Midwest: A Collective Biography

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter outlines the collective biography of six agrarian intellectuals who were behind the New Deal: Henry A. Wallace, M. L. Wilson, Howard R. Tolley, L. C. Gray, Carl C. Taylor, and Bushrod W. ... More


Rationalizing the Economic Infrastructure

Martha Lampland

in The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The chapter begins by sketching the kinds of practices and entities (infrastructure) that are required to assess the value of labor, activities that precede the growth of a labor market or are ... More


Every Farm a Factory: The Industrial Ideal in American Agriculture

Deborah Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088137
eISBN:
9780300133417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088137.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book traces the diffusion of industrial agriculture by looking closely at the main components of this process in its first generation, between 1918 and 1930. The story begins in 1918 because a ... More


Reinventing Education, Research, and Planning: The Cooperative Land-Use Program

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the operation of the Third agrarian New Deal during mid-1938 until 1942, when cooperative land-use planning became the central concern of the U.S. Department of Agriculture ... More


Social Science Knowledge and Institutional Change

Vernon W. Ruttan

in Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?: The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199754359
eISBN:
9780190261320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses an approach to the sources of demand and supply for institutional change. It explores the use of social science knowledge and role of social scientists in the design and ... More


The Buck Stops Where?: The Distribution of Agricultural Subsidies

Barry K. Goodwin, Ashok K. Mishra, and François Ortalo-Magné

in The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226988030
eISBN:
9780226988061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226988061.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter illustrates that the capture of agricultural policy benefits by the initial land owners is not new. It contributes to the understanding of the distribution of farm subsidies in several ... More


Reforming Social Science: Participatory Action Research

Jess Gilbert and Richard S. Kirkendall

in Planning Democracy: Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207316
eISBN:
9780300213393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207316.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the work of community delineation done by rural sociologists and land economists of the Division of Farm Population and Rural Welfare under the U.S. Department of ... More


Social Capital and the Vertical Integration of Power

Brian J. Gareau

in From Precaution to Profit: Contemporary Challenges to Environmental Protection in the Montreal Protocol

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300175264
eISBN:
9780300188912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175264.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a critical sociological assessment of the social organization of the Montreal Protocol, its institutional structure, and the impact of its various actors vis-à-vis social ... More


Formalizing Practices

Martha Lampland

in The Value of Labor: The Science of Commodification in Hungary, 1920-1956

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226314600
eISBN:
9780226314747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314747.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

The work of work science is the focus of this chapter. After a brief sketch of the field of work science, scientific techniques and experimental methods adopted by agrarian work scientists are ... More


Bioeconomy: Science and Technology Policy to Harmonize Biologization of Economies with Food Security

Joachim von Braun

in The Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Targeted Policies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198733201
eISBN:
9780191797767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733201.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter takes note of the rapid move toward bioeconomy strategies in many countries around the world. It assesses the driving forces of this rapid development and the implications for ... More


Turning the Page 1940–1953

Eric A. Moyen

in Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129839
eISBN:
9780813135694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129839.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

McVey had to leave Maxwell Place despte the many memories the place held for him. Frances McVey established Maxwell Place as a venue for Lexington–s social and intellectual life. Frank McVey often ... More


Goals and the Organization of Choice under Risk in Both the Long Run and the Short Run

Lola Lopes

in The Global Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath: Hidden Factors in the Meltdown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199386222
eISBN:
9780199386253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386222.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Scholars have been working at explaining why people prefer sure things to risks for almost 300 years. The best-known early explanation, what we now call diminishing marginal utility, has provided a ... More


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