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Alternative Agriculture: A History: From the Black Death to the Present Day

Joan Thirsk

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208136
eISBN:
9780191677922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

People like to believe in a past golden age of traditional English countryside, before large farms, machinery, and the destruction of hedgerows changed the landscape ... More


Super Soybeans

Kara Newman

in The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter charts the history of soybean futures trading. Soybean futures are one of the most active markets in the United States—second in crop production as well as trading volume, both second ... More


Word Salad Surgery: Spam, Deconstructed

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the surrealist poetry of robot spam. Writing on his blog Beyond the Beyond, Bruce Sterling—futurist and sci-fi novelist—noted how spambots are “evolv[ing] into...Surrealist ... More


A Tapestry of Tastes: Jewish Women of Syrian Descent and Their Cooking in Mexico and Israel

Paulette Kershenovich Schuster

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares the dietary practices of Jews of Syrian descent in Mexico and in Israel. It also provides a case study of Syrian Jewish women from both groups. Eating patterns observed in ... More


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