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The Resource Banana cultures : agriculture, consumption, and environmental change in Honduras and the United States, John Soluri

Banana cultures : agriculture, consumption, and environmental change in Honduras and the United States, John Soluri

Label
Banana cultures : agriculture, consumption, and environmental change in Honduras and the United States
Title
Banana cultures
Title remainder
agriculture, consumption, and environmental change in Honduras and the United States
Statement of responsibility
John Soluri
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. [from publisher description]
Member of
Cataloging source
CUZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soluri, John
Dewey number
306.3/49/097283
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HD9259.B3
LC item number
H678 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD9259.B3
NAL item number
H678 2005
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banana trade
  • Banana trade
  • Banana trade
  • Banana trade
  • Banana trade
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Banana trade
  • Banana trade
  • Honduras
  • United States
  • Bananenhandel
  • Umwelt
  • Gesellschaft
  • Entwicklung
  • Honduras
  • Business & Economics
  • Industries
Label
Banana cultures : agriculture, consumption, and environmental change in Honduras and the United States, John Soluri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Linking places of production and consumption -- Going bananas -- Space invaders -- Altered landscapes and transformed livelihoods -- Sigatoka, science, and control -- Revisiting the green prison -- The lives and time of Miss Chiquita -- La Química -- Banana cultures in comparative perspective
Control code
320324239
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292796836
Lccn
2005015808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8whd4
  • e8e4e80a-e4dc-4a00-bde1-426477db7850
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)320324239
Label
Banana cultures : agriculture, consumption, and environmental change in Honduras and the United States, John Soluri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-313) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Linking places of production and consumption -- Going bananas -- Space invaders -- Altered landscapes and transformed livelihoods -- Sigatoka, science, and control -- Revisiting the green prison -- The lives and time of Miss Chiquita -- La Química -- Banana cultures in comparative perspective
Control code
320324239
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292796836
Lccn
2005015808
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8whd4
  • e8e4e80a-e4dc-4a00-bde1-426477db7850
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)320324239

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