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Capital, Saving and Credit among Indigenous Rice Farmers and Immigrant Vegetable Farmers in Hong Kong’s New Territories: ([1964] 2007)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on master farmers growing rice or vegetables as principal crops. Specialization in vegetable-growing is largely the concern of immigrants, while indigenous farmers, that is ... More


The Monastic Diet

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

in Monks and Markets: Durham Cathedral Priory 1460-1520

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253814
eISBN:
9780191719813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253814.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Food was the largest single category of expenditure for Durham Cathedral Priory. This chapter analyses what was purchased under this heading. There are sections on the provisioning infrastructure of ... More


Middlemen in a Peasant Community: Vegetable Marketing in Indonesia

Yujiro Hayami and Toshihiko Kawagoe

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses how peasant entrepreneurs develop their trade by taking advantage of the village community relationships, based on a field study of vegetable marketing in Indonesia. It covers ... More


Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals

Andrew McGowan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198269724
eISBN:
9780191683770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The early Eucharist has usually been seen as sacramental eating of token bread and wine in careful or even slavish imitation of Jesus and his earliest disciples. In fact the evidence suggests great ... More


Evaluating the Success of Cuban Urban Agriculture

Sinan Koont

in Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037578
eISBN:
9780813042114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037578.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

One obviously important outcome of urban agriculture is the production and distribution of foodstuffs to the population. By far the most successful subprogram of urban agriculture is in the ... More


Complementary Therapies

Edzard Ernst

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216420
eISBN:
9780191730306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216420.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the integration of complementary therapies in palliative care. It explains that there is encouraging evidence suggesting that several therapies that might be considered as ... More


Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer

Paul Brennan, Lorelei Mucci, and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Many important risk factors for oral cancer have been elucidated. Tobacco in its many forms is perhaps the most important risk factor, both because of its strong relationship with the disease and ... More


Stomach Cancer

Olof Nyrén and Hans-Olov Adami

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Stomach cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide. Considerable knowledge about potentially causal factors has been gathered during the past few decades. Helicobacter pylori, the strongest ... More


Pancreatic Cancer

Anders Ekbom and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancer of the pancreas is slightly more common among men than women. Survival rarely exceeds six months. Trends in pancreatic cancer incidence in developed countries are slightly declining. The ... More


Urinary Bladder Cancer

Manolis Kogevinas, Montserrat Garcia-Closas, and Dimitrios Trichopoulos

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195311174
eISBN:
9780199865093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311174.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Bladder cancer is common among men but less frequent in women. Transitional cell carcinoma is the major histologic type in industrialized countries, while squamous cell carcinoma is a common ... More


The Western Chinese City

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0039
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tours the Western Chinese City. It begins by walking south of the Zheng Yang Gate towards the commercial and entertainment district of Old Peking called the Great Bamboo Fence. The House ... More


Physical Sketch of Egypt.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter gives a general description of Egypt and the Nile. It talks about the length and breadth of the valley of Egypt and of the plain of Lower Egypt. It gives a detailed account of the ... More


Market Spaces: Merchants Battle the Economic Narratives of Development Experts

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the Egyptian government's decision to relocate the wholesale fruit and vegetable market from Rod al-Farag to a “modern”, gleaming, new market seven times bigger and located ... More


1880–1881 Patience

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

As a cult, aestheticism achieved notoriety through Oscar Wilde at Oxford in the late 1870s. In 1878, Wilde had attended a fancy dress ball wearing plum-red breeches and silk stockings, and at one ... More


The Oldest Cuisine in the World

Jean Bottéro

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the existence of the oldest cuisine in the world. There remains Mesopotamia. It establishes an impressive inventory of the goods that formed the ancient Mesopotamians' everyday ... More


July

Jules Pretty

in The East Country: Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709333
eISBN:
9781501709340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709333.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter details the east country in July, looking at a nuclear power station in Sizewell. Once a fishing village and a remote smugglers' spot, Sizewell has been known for fifty years for the ... More


Vegetable Oil Trade and Markets

Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor

in The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190222987
eISBN:
9780190223014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190222987.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Findings presented thus far are used to analyze trade and markets in vegetable oils. Particular attention is given to the dramatic liberalization of trade and the resulting surge in imports of ... More


Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power: Science and Industrial Agriculture in California

Christopher R. Henke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083737
eISBN:
9780262275286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Just south of San Francisco lies California’s Salinas Valley, the heart of a multi-billion dollar agricultural industry that dominates U. S. vegetable production. How did this sleepy valley become ... More


California Fruits and Vegetables

Philip Martin

in Importing Poverty?: Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139174
eISBN:
9780300156003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139174.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the role of migrant workers in harvesting California's fruit and vegetable crops. It analyzes the interrelationships between immigration, farm employment, and poverty, and ... More


Popular Culture and Culture of the Elite

Massimo Montanari

in Italian Identity in the Kitchen, or Food and the Nation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160841
eISBN:
9780231535083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160841.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter talks about the distinction between the gastronomy of lower classes (bourgeois) and ruling classes (noble). From the Middle Ages and beyond, the alimentary culture of European elites ... More


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