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The Resource Corn & capitalism : how a botanical bastard grew to global dominance, Arturo Warman ; translated by Nancy L. Westrate

Corn & capitalism : how a botanical bastard grew to global dominance, Arturo Warman ; translated by Nancy L. Westrate

Label
Corn & capitalism : how a botanical bastard grew to global dominance
Title
Corn & capitalism
Title remainder
how a botanical bastard grew to global dominance
Statement of responsibility
Arturo Warman ; translated by Nancy L. Westrate
Title variation
Corn and capitalism : how a botanical bastard grew to global dominance
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Exploring the history and importance of corn worldwide, Arturo Warman traces its development from a New World food of poor and despised peoples into a commodity that plays a major role in the modern global economy. The book combines approaches from anthropology, social history, and political economy to tell the story of corn, a "botanical bastard" of unclear origins that cannot reseed itself and is instead dependent on agriculture for propagation. Beginning in the Americas, Warman depicts corn as colonizer. Disparaged by the conquistadors, this Native American staple was embraced by the destitute of the Old World. In time, corn spread across the globe as a prodigious food source for both humans and livestock. Warman also reveals corn's role in nourishing the African slave trade. Through the history of one plant with enormous economic importance, Warman investigates large-scale social and economic processes, looking at the role of foodstuffs in the competition between nations and the perpetuation of inequalities between rich and poor states in the world market. Praising corn's almost unlimited potential for future use as an intensified source of starch, sugar, and alcohol, Warman also comments on some of the problems he foresees for large-scale, technology-dependent monocrop agriculture
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warman, Arturo
Dewey number
633.1/5/09
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Latin America in translation/en traducción/em tradução
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Corn
Label
Corn & capitalism : how a botanical bastard grew to global dominance, Arturo Warman ; translated by Nancy L. Westrate
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
American plants, world treasures -- Botanical economy of a marvelous plant -- A bastard's tale -- Corn in China: The adventure continues half a world away -- Corn and slavery in Africa -- Corn and colonialism -- Corn and dependency in independent Africa -- Corn in Europe: an elusive trail -- Corn and society before the era of Bourgeois revolution -- The curse of corn in Europe -- Corn in the United States: blessing and bane -- The road to food power -- The syndrome of inequality: the world market -- Inventing the future -- Brief reflections on Utopia and the new millennium
Control code
ocm53973191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807863251
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53973191
Label
Corn & capitalism : how a botanical bastard grew to global dominance, Arturo Warman ; translated by Nancy L. Westrate
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
American plants, world treasures -- Botanical economy of a marvelous plant -- A bastard's tale -- Corn in China: The adventure continues half a world away -- Corn and slavery in Africa -- Corn and colonialism -- Corn and dependency in independent Africa -- Corn in Europe: an elusive trail -- Corn and society before the era of Bourgeois revolution -- The curse of corn in Europe -- Corn in the United States: blessing and bane -- The road to food power -- The syndrome of inequality: the world market -- Inventing the future -- Brief reflections on Utopia and the new millennium
Control code
ocm53973191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807863251
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53973191

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