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Agrarian Dreams

The Paradox of Organic Farming in California (California Studies in Critical Human Geography, 11)

by Julie Guthman

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Organic farming,
  • Public Affairs & Administration,
  • History,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • History: American,
  • California,
  • Agriculture - Agronomy,
  • General,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Nature / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7711845M
    ISBN 100520240944
    ISBN 109780520240940

      Ten years ago, UC Santa Cruz professor Julie Guthman's book Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California, was hailed as precedent setting, the first social science study of organic foods in the United States. A lot has happened in a decade. Sixty percent of consumers now say they buy organics at least occasionally.   REVIEW Agrarian Dreams Organic Pioneers since ~ Agrarian Dreams is the most comprehensive and thoughtful analysis to date of the many contradictory forces shaping what some call the organic industry others the organic community—the two terms of course reflecting two contrasting understandings of the role of organics visàvis the larger.

    Moroccan Mirages: Agrarian Dreams and Deceptions, In this Book. Additional Information. Moroccan Mirages: Agrarian Dreams and Deceptions, These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to Cited by:   “Agrarian Dreams throws a cold shower of reality over the dream of organic agriculture in California, demonstrating all that is lost when organic farming goes industrial. This is a challenging book, and until we can answer the hard questions Julie Guthman poses, a genuinely sustainable agriculture will elude us.”–Michael Pollan, author of.

      In Thomas Jefferson’s book, Note on the State of Virginia, he argued for the United Stated to be founded on an agrarian ideology. In the excerpt we read for class today, Jefferson called for an American economy built on agriculture and to “let the work-shops” remain in Europe” (Jefferson, 18). Get this from a library! Agrarian dreams: the paradox of organic farming in California. [Julie Guthman] -- In an era of escalating food politics, many believe organic farming to be the agrarian answer. In this first comprehensive study of organic farming in .


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"Agrarian Dreams throws a cold shower of reality over the dream of organic agriculture in California, demonstrating all that is lost when organic farming goes industrial. This is a challenging book, and until we can answer the hard questions Julie Guthman poses, a genuinely sustainable agriculture will elude us."―Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural /5(3).

"Agrarian Dreams throws a cold shower of reality over the dream of organic agriculture in California, demonstrating all that is lost when organic farming goes industrial. This is a challenging book, and until we can answer the hard questions Julie Guthman poses, a genuinely sustainable agriculture will elude us."—Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View Cited by:   Agrarian Dreams The Paradox of Organic Farming in California.

by Julie Guthman (Author) July ; Second Edition; Paperback $, £ eBook $, £; Courses Food Policy Food, Environment, & Society; Series California Studies in Critical Human Geography; Title Details. Rights: Available worldwide Pages: ISBN: Trim.

Despite believing in organic food herself, Guthman's Agrarian Dreams is a well-theorized and deeply researched critique of organic agriculture.

Just as Guthman takes on anti-obesity campaigns and the bulk of food activism efforts in her subsequent books, she bravely critiques aspects of the food system that are assumed to be "good" and beyond/5.

"Agrarian Dreams throws a cold shower of reality over the dream of organic agriculture in California, demonstrating all that is lost when organic farming goes industrial. This is a challenging book, and until we can answer the hard questions Julie Guthman poses, a genuinely sustainable agriculture will elude us.".

Agrarian Dreams delivers an indispensable examination of organic farming in California and will appeal to readers in a variety of areas, including food studies, agriculture, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, and : Julie Guthman.

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Julie Guthman, University of California Press, ; ISBN ; pp; $ purchase now. Octo If you want to understand what's going on in organic agriculture today, gird yourself for a modicum of academese and read this book.

CHAPTER 1 Agrarian Dreams (pp. ) The turn-of-the-millennium years have been nothing less than extraordinary in exposing the public health, environmental, and moral risks of industrialized agriculture. This book is, without question, one of the finest works about the decline of the family farm, specifically the harsh realities of California agriculture during the s (written from the perspective of the late s).

The profiles of the last holdout "yeoman" are Cited by:   Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California. Julie Guthman. University of California Press, Aug 4, - Technology & Engineering - pages. 0 Reviews. In an era of escalating. Agrarian Dreams delivers an indispensable examination of organic farming in California and will appeal to readers in a variety of areas, including food studies, agriculture, environmental studies.

—Steven Shapin, New Yorker " Agrarian Dreams throws a cold shower of reality over the dream of organic agriculture in California, demonstrating all that is lost when organic farming goes industrial. This is a challenging book, and until we can answer the hard questions Julie Guthman poses, a genuinely sustainable agriculture will elude us."Author: Julie Guthman.

Agrarian Dreams and Deceptions, Author: Will Davis Swearingen; Publisher: Princeton University Press ISBN: X Category: Political Science Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Morocco's future is threatened politically and economically by a growing agricultural crisis.

Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California (California Studies in Critical Human Geography series) by Julie Guthman.

In an era of escalating food politics, many believe organic farming to be the agrarian answer. "Agrarian Dreams throws a cold shower of reality over the dream of organic agriculture in California, demonstrating all that is lost when organic farming goes industrial.

This is a challenging book, and until we can answer the hard questions Julie Guthman poses, a genuinely sustainable agriculture will elude us."--Michael Pollan, author of The /5(). ""Agrarian Dreams puts organic agriculture in a broad intellectual, social, and theoretical context in a readable way.

Nobody has written at this scale and scope about organics. The availability of this basic data and interpretation will open discussion to a broad range of citizens, scholars, and decision makers. But out of this intimate essay on the trials of working the land emerges something of greater importance: a defense of the agrarian idea as central to.

Agrarian Dreams Book Description: In this groundbreaking study of organic farming, Julie Guthman challenges accepted wisdom about organic food and agriculture in the Golden State. Her previous books include Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California and Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism.

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"Agrarian Dreams throws a cold shower of reality over the dream of organic agriculture in California, demonstrating all that is lost when organic farming goes industrial. This is a challenging book, and until we can answer the hard questions Julie Guthman poses, a genuinely sustainable agriculture will elude us."--Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View .Agrarian Dreams delivers an indispensable examination of organic farming in California and will appeal to readers in a variety of areas, including food studies, agriculture, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, and history.

Agrarian Dreams delivers an indispensable examination of organic farming in California and will appeal to readers in a variety of areas, including food studies, agriculture, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, and : University of California Press.