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Narratives of Agriculture:: How Did We Get Here?

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter provides the context for a discussion of agricultural narrative and the necessity for new paradigms for food production. It discusses our current agrarian crisis, investigates the ... More


Looking to the Future of Urban and Sustainable Agriculture: Cuba and Worldwide

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/9780813037578.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Despite some concern about the persistence of a wish to return to industrial agriculture among some producers, leaders of the urban agriculture movement in Cuba believe urban agriculture and ... More


Agriculture of the Middle: Lessons Learned from Civic Agriculture

Thomas A. Lyson

in Food and the Mid-Level Farm: Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122993
eISBN:
9780262278751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122993.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the importance of civic agriculture for agriculture-of-the-middle producers. Civic agriculture is the amalgamation of food production in the community and local agriculture. ... More


Born in the U.S.A.: The Americanness of Industrial Agriculture

Peter A. Coclanis

in Food Fights: How History Matters to Contemporary Food Debates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652894
eISBN:
9781469652917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652894.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American agriculture has been the backbone of American industry since the eighteenth century, and American agriculture has long embraced industrial practices. Peter Coclanis argues that we should ... More


Dystopia at the Doorstep

Eileen Crist

in Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226596778
eISBN:
9780226596945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596945.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

“Dystopia at the Doorstep” describes the direction humanity is heading, should trends of growing human numbers, spreading consumerism, intensifying food production, and expanding global trade ... More


The Food Environment

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

in Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The Food Environment encompasses how food is produced and processed, how and to where it is transported, and where and how it is sold and consumed. The chapter evaluates the environmental issues ... More


Collectivization and Industrialization: Learning From the Soviets

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/9780300088137.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter considers the international dimensions of early industrial agriculture. Ideas and techniques developed in America were used in establishing the collective farms in the Soviet Union. From ... More


Exporting Inappropriate Paradigms in Agriculture and Energy

William B. Bonvillian and Charles Weiss

in Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199374519
eISBN:
9780199374540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374519.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The paradigms in US legacy sectors have implications beyond America’s borders. Most poor, developing countries lack the technological and innovative capacity to strike out in fundamentally new ... More


Machines for Selling

Shane Hamilton

in Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300232691
eISBN:
9780300240849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232691.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The first chapter maps out the power structures of midcentury American supermarketing, exposing the essential lie of the notion that supermarkets were mere products of “free enterprise.” The focus is ... More


Food Chains and Free Enterprise

Shane Hamilton

in Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300232691
eISBN:
9780300240849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232691.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter returns to the United States, where in the 1950s and 1960s supermarkets secured economic dominance in the nation’s food system. Even as American-style supermarkets were exported as ... More


A New Agrarian Ideal: Foundations of Cooperative Extension

Christopher R. Henke

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083737
eISBN:
9780262275286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Cooperative Extension, an institution of repair created during the twentieth century to bring U.S. agriculture into industrial agriculture. Debates on whether U.S. agriculture ... More


Sustainable Animal Agriculture and Environmental Virtue Ethics

Raymond Anthony

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Raymond Anthony addresses the role of technology in promoting sustainable agri-food systems and animal well-being. Food production under an industrial model makes it difficult to appreciate the good ... More


Meryl Streep, the Alar Crisis, and the Rise of Green Consumerism

Finis Dunaway

in Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169903
eISBN:
9780226169934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169934.003.0013
Subject:
History, Environmental History

In 1989, Meryl Streep became the celebrity spokesperson for a Natural Resources Defense Council campaign to publicize the risks of pesticides and chemicals applied to food, especially the danger of ... More


Whitewashing an African American Landscape: The Impact of Industrial Capitalism on the Removal of Rural People

Stefan Woehlke and Matthew Reeves

in The Archaeology of Removal in North America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056395
eISBN:
9780813058207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056395.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Orange County, Virginia, has maintained a rural agricultural identity since the eighteenth century. During this time the labor, political, economic, and agricultural systems have gone through ... More


Introduction

Shane Hamilton

in Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300232691
eISBN:
9780300240849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232691.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the concept of the Farms Race and how it links to the weaponization of American supermarkets during the Cold War. The connections between supermarket retailing and industrial ... More


Introduction: Consecrating the American Countryside

Kevin M. Lowe

in Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190249458
eISBN:
9780190249472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249458.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The introduction gives an overview of the history of agricultural transformation and industrialization in the United States. It defines agrarianism as the belief in a system of agriculture based on ... More


Conservation biology: unsolved problems and their policy implications

Andy Dobson and Will R. Turner

in Theoretical Ecology: Principles and Applications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199209989
eISBN:
9780191917370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199209989.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

A plot of the number of parks and other terrestrial protected areas established around the world over the past 100 years exhibits near-exponential growth, with marine ... More


In the Supermarket

Andrew Warnes

in How the Shopping Cart Explains Global Consumerism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295285
eISBN:
9780520968097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295285.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The chapter introduces the ideas of Bruno Latour in order to identify the shopping cart as what Latour would call a “nonhuman actant,” which shapes human behavior in crucial and active ways. Above ... More


Technology, Responsibility, and Meat

Wyatt Galusky

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Wyatt Galusky examines the role of technology in producing meat for human consumption. He rehearses the litany of arguments against industrialized animal agriculture, as well as the arguments in ... More


Meat and Evil

Matthew C. Halteman

in Evil: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199915453
eISBN:
9780190248383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199915453.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In a world where meat is often a token of comfort, health, hospitality, and abundance, one can be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at the conjunction “meat and evil.” From another perspective, the ... More


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