The Political Ecology of Bananas

The Political Ecology of Bananas

Employing the increasingly popular framework of political ecology, which highlights the dynamic linkages between political-economic forces and human-environment relationships, Lawrence Grossman provides a new perspective on the history and ...

Author: Lawrence S. Grossman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807861820

Category: Science

Page: 296

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This study of banana contract farming in the Eastern Caribbean explores the forces that shape contract-farming enterprises everywhere--capital, the state, and the environment. Employing the increasingly popular framework of political ecology, which highlights the dynamic linkages between political-economic forces and human-environment relationships, Lawrence Grossman provides a new perspective on the history and contemporary trajectory of the Windward Islands banana industry. He reveals in rich detail the myriad impacts of banana production on the peasant laborers of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Grossman challenges the conventional wisdom on three interrelated issues central to contract farming and political ecology. First, he analyzes the process of deskilling and the associated significance of control by capital and the state over peasant labor. Second, he investigates the impacts of contract farming for export on domestic food production and food import dependency. And third, he examines the often misunderstood problem of pesticide misuse. Grossman's findings lead to a reconsideration of broader debates concerning the relevance of research on industrial restructuring and globalization for the analysis of agrarian change. Most important, his work emphasizes that we must pay greater attention to the fundamental significance of the "environmental rootedness" of agriculture in studies of political ecology and contract farming.
Categories: Science

Banana Cultures

Banana Cultures

On the impact of British policies on banana producers, see Grossman, The
Political Ecology of Bananas. The French government adopted similar policies in
their Caribbean colonies. Raynolds, ''The Global Banana Trade.'' On British
banana ...

Author: John Soluri

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292777873

Category: History

Page: 336

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Bananas, the most frequently consumed fresh fruit in the United States, have been linked to Miss Chiquita and Carmen Miranda, "banana republics," and Banana Republic clothing stores—everything from exotic kitsch, to Third World dictatorships, to middle-class fashion. But how did the rise in banana consumption in the United States affect the banana-growing regions of Central America? In this lively, interdisciplinary study, John Soluri integrates agroecology, anthropology, political economy, and history to trace the symbiotic growth of the export banana industry in Honduras and the consumer mass market in the United States. Beginning in the 1870s when bananas first appeared in the U.S. marketplace, Soluri examines the tensions between the small-scale growers, who dominated the trade in the early years, and the shippers. He then shows how rising demand led to changes in production that resulted in the formation of major agribusinesses, spawned international migrations, and transformed great swaths of the Honduran environment into monocultures susceptible to plant disease epidemics that in turn changed Central American livelihoods. Soluri also looks at labor practices and workers' lives, changing gender roles on the banana plantations, the effects of pesticides on the Honduran environment and people, and the mass marketing of bananas to consumers in the United States. His multifaceted account of a century of banana production and consumption adds an important chapter to the history of Honduras, as well as to the larger history of globalization and its effects on rural peoples, local economies, and biodiversity.
Categories: History

Political Ecology

Political Ecology

Grossman, L. S. (1993) The political ecology of banana exports and local food
production in St Vincent, Eastern Caribbean. Annals of the Association of
American Geographers, 83 (2), 347–367. Grossman, L. S. (1998) The Political
Ecology of ...

Author: Paul Robbins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119167440

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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An accessible, focused exploration of the field of political ecology The third edition of Political Ecology spans this sprawling field, using grounded examples and careful readings of current literature. While the study of political ecology is sometimes difficult to fathom, owing to its breadth and diversity, this resource simplifies the discussion by reducing the field down into a few core questions and arguments. These points clearly demonstrate how critical theory can make pragmatic contributions to the fields of conservation, development, and environmental management. The latest edition of this seminal work is also more closely focused, with references to recent work from around the world. Further, Political Ecology raises critical questions about “traditional” approaches to environmental questions and problems. This new edition: Includes international work in the field coming out of Europe, Latin America, and Asia Explains political ecology and its tendency to disrupt the environmental research and practice by both advancing and undermining associated fields of study Contains contributions from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and expertise Offers a resource that is written in highly-accessible, straightforward language Outlines the frontiers of the field and frames climate change and the end of population growth with the framework of political ecology An excellent resource for undergraduates and academics, the third edition of Political Ecology offers an updated edition of the guide to this diverse, quickly growing field that is at the heart of how humans shape the world and, in turn, are shaped by it.
Categories: Social Science

The Political Ecology of the Modern Peasant

The Political Ecology of the Modern Peasant

Landownership is concentrated , in that the banana companies and other
economic and political elites who live in San José are the major landowners .
The landless condition of second - generation members of El Hogar and other
similar ...

Author: Ms Leslie E Anderson


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010464035

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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"Why do some peasants rebel while others are quiescent? This comparative study of six peasant villages in Nicaragua and Costa Rica asserts a theory of 'political ecology' by which individual and community interests sometimes reach beyond the village bound
Categories: Social Science

Remaking Politics Markets and Citizens in Turkey

Remaking Politics  Markets  and Citizens in Turkey

Grossman, L. S. (1998), The Political Ecology of Bananas: Contract Farming,
Peasants, and Agrarian Change in the Eastern Caribbean. Chapel Hill, NC: The
University of North Carolina Press. Gümüş, A. H. (2004), “Geçmişten geleceğe
tütün ...

Author: Ebru Kayaalp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472511997

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Remaking Politics, Markets, and Citizens in Turkey critically analyses the travel of neoliberal ideas, policies, experts and institutions from the West to Turkey. Through an ethnographic investigation of the newly established tobacco market, Ebru Kayaalp considers how they are being adopted and transformed in their new settings. The February 2001 crisis, the most severe economic downturn in the history of Turkey, generated an emergency situation in which a series of sweeping neoliberal policies were implemented to prop up the collapsed economy. To receive the necessary loans from the international financial institutions, the Turkish government hastily enacted a number of neoliberal laws, including the notorious tobacco law. Remaking Politics, Markets, and Citizens in Turkey not only explores the repercussions of the new tobacco law, such as the establishment of a new regulatory institution, the emergence of contract farming and the privatization of the tobacco monopoly, thereby making a liberalized market, but also the smoking ban governing the bodies and spaces of Muslim citizens. Remaking Politics, Markets, and Citizens in Turkey provides an innovative contribution to Middle Eastern studies, filling the gap for anthropological research in Muslim countries on local economic relations and their connections with the global economy.
Categories: Political Science

The Political Ecology of Nature based Tourism in Canaima National Park Venezuela and the Changing Resource Relation of the Pemon Kamaracoto

The Political Ecology of Nature based Tourism in Canaima National Park  Venezuela and the Changing Resource Relation of the Pemon Kamaracoto

Ecology and acculturation among native peoples of Central Brazil . Science , 206
( 30 ) , 1043-1050 . Grossman , L. S. ( 1993 ) . The Political Ecology of Banana
Exports and Local Food Production in St. Vincent , Eastern Caribbean . Annals of

Author: Domingo A. Medina Dagert


ISBN: MSU:31293023146842

Category: Demographic transition


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Categories: Demographic transition

Breakfast Of Biodiversity

Breakfast Of Biodiversity

The Political Ecology of Rain Forest Destruction John Vandermeer, Ivette
Perfecto ... the local population may be maintained. the political ecology strategy
challenges nonsustainable development projects, such as modern banana
plantations, ...

Author: John Vandermeer

Publisher: Food First Books

ISBN: 9780935028454

Category: Nature

Page: 207

View: 979

The continuing devastation of the world’s tropical rain forest affects us all—spurring climate change, decimating biodiversity, and wrecking our environment’s resiliency. Millions of worried people around the world want to do whatever it takes to save the forest that is left. But halting rain forest destruction means understanding what is driving it. In Breakfast of Biodiversity, John Vandermeer and Ivette Perfecto insightfully describe the ways in which such disparate factors as the international banking system, modern agricultural techniques, rain forest ecology, and the struggles of the poor interact to bring down the forest. They weave an alternative vision in which democracy, sustainable agriculture, and land security for the poor are at the center of the movement to save the tropical environment.
Categories: Nature

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Thus she emphasizes a direct connection between the environment and the
structural adjustment policies imposed on many Caribbean governments by the
International Monetary Fund. ... The political ecology of bananas. Contract
farming ...

Author: Cheris Kramarae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135963156

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 262

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Categories: Reference

Places and Regions in Global Context

Places and Regions in Global Context

Political ecology stresses that humancultural geography that studies environment
relations can be adequately ... A case study of the banana industry on St. Vincent
and the Grenadines , an island nation in the Caribbean , illustrates this ...

Author: Paul L. Knox


ISBN: 0130168319

Category: Human Geography

Page: 526

View: 184

The Tools You Need for Success Geo Tutor Geo Tutor helps to develop basic geographic skills and aids in the exploration of political, cultural, economic, and physical geography of the world. You can use the highly interactive CD-ROM to draw thematic maps, use check-up questions to assess understanding, and use the glossary to hear difficult-to-pronounce words. Geo Tutor also contains a full digital reference atlas of the world. Companion Website http: // The text-specific Website includes multiple-choice questions, quantitative exercises, critical-thinking exercises, and destinations. Most often, students receive immediate feedback which they can e-mail directly to their instructors. Are You Interested In Managing Your Course Online? Go to http: // to learn more about course management options at Prentice Hal
Categories: Human Geography

Banana Wars

Banana Wars

1997 . “ Soil Conservation , Political Ecology , and Technological Change on
Saint Vincent . ” Geographical Review 87 : 353 - 74 . - . 1998 . The Political
Ecology of Bananas : Contract Farming , Peasants , and Agrarian Change in the
Eastern ...

Author: Steve Striffler

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111945759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 606

DIVThe history of banana cultivation and its huge impact on Latin American, history, politics, and culture./div
Categories: Business & Economics

Political Ecology of Shrimp Aquaculture in India

Political Ecology of Shrimp Aquaculture in India

San Francisco GREENPEACE ( 1997 ) : Shrimp the Devastating Delicacy . San
Francisco GROSSMAN , L. S. ( 1998 ) : A Political Ecology of Banana Contract
Farming , Peasants , and Agrarian Change in the Eastern Caribbean 1998.
Chapel ...

Author: Ujjaini Halim


ISBN: UCSD:31822035300672

Category: Political ecology

Page: 286

View: 215

Categories: Political ecology

Culture Agriculture

Culture   Agriculture

Bunker , Stephen 2003 Matter , Space , Energy , and Political Economy : The
Amazon in the World System . ... évocê acaba um dia ... você cria uma galinha ,
isso , vem tudo , verdura e você dá vontade de comer — é uma banana , e uma
jaca , e uma fruita - se tem , sempre que tem que ter feijão ... tem que ter . ...
Escobar , Arturo 1996 Constructing Nature : Elements for a Poststructural Political
Ecology .



ISBN: UCLA:L0100010172

Category: Agricultural development projects


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Categories: Agricultural development projects

The Political Ecology of Health and Disease Among Forest Farmers of Southeastern Madagascar

The Political Ecology of Health and Disease Among Forest Farmers of Southeastern Madagascar

And I will sell my bananas to make the money to buy food and supplies for the
next year . ” Soa's tavy fields were planted with bananas , which she had been
tending since my arrival . Aside from the wages she received from me and Rivo ,
she ...

Author: Janice Harper


ISBN: MSU:31293020589960

Category: Farmers

Page: 660

View: 872

Categories: Farmers

Political Ecology and the Pesticide Paradox

Political Ecology and the Pesticide Paradox

7 : Annual Pesticide Intensities for Other Crops in Latin America available for
other Costa Rican and Latin American Crop kg ai / ha / yr ' Country Banana Costa
Rica crops ( Chaverri 1999 ) , although some available Fruits & vegetables 20 ...

Author: Ryan E. Galt


ISBN: WISC:89097476261


Page: 520

View: 754


Making Political Ecology

Making Political Ecology

Journal articles, editedvolumes and bookscarryingthe phrase 'political ecology'in
their titleshave been appearing in recent ... (Pelling, 1999); transboundary
development(Dedina, 1995); bananas (Grossman, 1998); biogeography (
Kirkpatrick, ...

Author: Rod Neumann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134632800

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 264

Making Political Ecology presents a comprehensive view of an important new field in human geography and interdisciplinary studies of nature-society relations. Tracing the development of political ecology from its origins in geography and ecological anthropology in the 1970s, to its current status as an established field, the book investigates how late twentieth-century developments in social and ecological theories are brought together to create a powerful framework for comprehending environmental problems. Making Political Ecology argues for an inclusionary conceptualization of the field, which absorbs empirical studies from urban, rural, First World and Third World contexts and the theoretical insights of feminism, poststructuralism, neo-Marxism and non-equilibrium ecology. Throughout the book, excerpts from the writings of key figures in political ecology provide an empirical grounding for abstract theoretical concepts. Making Political Ecology will convince readers of political ecology's particular suitability for grappling with the most difficult questions concerning social justice, environmental change and human relationships with nature.
Categories: Science

The Political Ecology of Conflict and Control in Ankarana Madagascar

The Political Ecology of Conflict and Control in Ankarana  Madagascar

Several people in Ankarabe had large banana vilos with more than 200 plants .
They sold the bananas in the village or in the coastal fishing villages . Banana
vilos are different from ones where corn is the major crop , since banana plants
are ...

Author: Lisa L. Gezon


ISBN: UOM:39015041792915

Category: Human ecology

Page: 399

View: 139

Categories: Human ecology

New West Indian guide

New West Indian guide

tices and methods of packing aimed at enhancing the quality of exported
bananas . Since 1992 there ... In the preface to this study , Grossman provides a
comprehensive literature review of political ecology and contract farming . An
articulate ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105111271826

Category: Caribbean Area


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Categories: Caribbean Area

Political Ecology Mountain Agriculture and Knowledge in Honduras

Political Ecology  Mountain Agriculture  and Knowledge in Honduras

Nevertheless , the banana companies retained control of all banana
commercialization and soon started political and ... certainly displayed features of
a banana - republic ' , social life in the hinterlands was hardly defined by the
bananas .

Author: Kees Jansen

Publisher: Thesis Pub

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173006134048

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

View: 190

The book is published by: Thela Publishers Amsterdam 16.5 x 24 cm 288 pages ISBN 90-5538-030-X £13.95/US$26.50/ƒ39.50.
Categories: Political Science

Banana Wars

Banana Wars

... of the Windward Islands Banana Export Trade , Society for Caribbean Studies
Annual Conference Papers , vol . 1 , 2000 . 2. PRO CO 852/902/3 . 3. Denning
Report ; see Chapter 6 . 4. Lawrence Grossman , The Political Ecology of
Bananas ...

Author: Gordon Myers

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173015499263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 765

In the Caribbean Windward Islands, one in three jobs and half of export earnings depend on bananas. But from the end of 2005, the European Union will give up the last non-tariff measures designed to protect this trade. Looming over the islanders are unemployment, poverty, further emigration, and the almost inevitable switch to growing illegal drugs.Banana Wars tells how the US government, answering the grievances of a single American corporation, forced the World Trade Organization to nullify a European Community commitment to protect small Caribbean banana growers. The international trading system lacks the flexibility needed to give states like the Windward Islands the protection that they need to survive, while powerful supermarket chains insist on ever-lower prices, to the short-term benefit of consumers but the serious detriment of growers. This book calls for new EU arrangements to help the Caribbean banana industry beyond 2005 and for the WTO to give greater consideration to the needs of very small states with vulnerable economies.
Categories: Business & Economics