From Community to Consumption

New and Classical Themes in Rural Sociological Research

Author: Alessandro Bonanno,Hans Baker,Raymond Jussaume,Yoshio Kawamura,Mark Shuksmith

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857242814

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Contains papers presented at the XII World Congress of Rural Sociology held in South Korea in 2008. This book provides an international view of the advanced production in rural sociology.

Land-Leben gestern und heute

Studien zum sozialen Wandel ländlicher Arbeits- und Lebenswelten

Author: Gerd Vonderach

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825880125

Category: Country life

Page: 213

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Europe's Green Ring

Author: Leo Granberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351938185


Page: N.A

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Around the fringe of Europe lies a green ring? of countries which have followed different pathways into modernity from the industrial core of the continent and have, until recently, been characterized by a strong agrarian presence in their politics, economy and culture. This book brings together case studies from both the post-socialist countries and EU member states which make up the green ring? to compare experiences of rural and agricultural groups. It provides a fascinating opportunity to identify similarities and contrasts in the ways in which these countries have managed their rural areas when faced with the challenges set by industrialization, political integration and globalization. The book focuses on agrarian transformation as de-? (and sometimes re-?) peasantization - referring to the changing economic, social, cultural and political positions of farmers and food production workers. It also problematizes the standard rural models and opens up discussion of the problems these models pose for the farmers of the green ring countries.

Contemporary Ireland

Author: Sara O'Sullivan

Publisher: University College Dublin Press

ISBN: 1910820911

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

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Dairy Industry Restructuring

Author: Andrew P. Davidson,Harry K. Schwarzweller

Publisher: JAI Press Incorporated

ISBN: 9780762304745

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Dairy industry restructuring is being affected by formidable forces of change: the withdrawal of government protections and price support mechanisms; the globalization of markets; the rising power of food processors; and the associated discontinuities of modern life. This book examines various aspects about the reshaping of this troubled industry.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.


the untold story of how milk, meat, and muscle shaped the world

Author: Andrew Rimas,Evan D. G. Fraser

Publisher: William Morrow &Company


Category: History

Page: 238

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The cow. The world's most industrious animal. A beast central to the existence of mankind since the beginning of time, not only as a source of sustenance, but also as an economic measure, a labor resource, and even a religious icon. So how did it come to occupy the sorry state it does today-more factory product than animal? In this fascinating book, Andrew Rimas and Evan Fraser answer that question, telling the story of cattle in its entirety. Beginning with the powerful auroch, a now extinct beast once revered as a mystical totem, and bringing us all the way up to the frozen patties and growth hormones of today, they deliver an engaging, panoramic view of the cow's long and colorful history. From breeding to eating, from worshipping to manipulating, from ancient Mediterranean bullfighting rings to the rugged grazing grounds of 18th century England, Rimas and Fraser leave no stone unturned in their exploration of the cow's legacy. Peppered with lively anecdotes and recipes from across the globe, the narrative serves not only as a compelling story but also as a call to arms, offering practical solutions for changing the dismal state of the wasteful beef and dairy industries. Readers will never look at a steak the same way again.

Livestock in a Changing Landscape, Volume 2

Experiences and Regional Perspectives

Author: Pierre Gerber,Harold A. Mooney,Jeroen Dijkman,Shirley Tarawali,Cees de Haan

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597266727

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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The rapidly changing nature of animal production systems, especially increasing intensification and globalization, is playing out in complex ways around the world. Over the last century, livestock keeping evolved from a means of harnessing marginal resources to produce items for local consumption to a key component of global food chains. Livestock in a Changing Landscape offers a comprehensive examination of these important and far-reaching trends. The books are an outgrowth of a collaborative effort involving international nongovernmental organizations including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Swiss College of Agriculture (SHL), the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), and the Scientific Committee for Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). Volume 1 examines the forces shaping change in livestock production and management; the resulting impacts on landscapes, land use, and social systems; and potential policy and management responses. Volume 2 explores needs and draws experience from region-specific contexts and detailed case studies. The case studies describe how drivers and consequences of change play out in specific geographical areas, and how public and private responses are shaped and implemented. Together, the volumes present new, sustainable approaches to the challenges created by fundamental shifts in livestock management and production, and represent an essential resource for policy makers, industry managers, and academics involved with this issue

Nature's Perfect Food

How Milk Became America's Drink

Author: E. Melanie Dupuis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814719374

Category: History

Page: 310

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For over a century, America's nutrition authorities have heralded milk as "nature's perfect food," as "indispensable" and "the most complete food." These milk "boosters" have ranged from consumer activists, to government nutritionists, to the American Dairy Council and its ubiquitous milk moustache ads. The image of milk as wholesome and body-building has a long history, but is it accurate? Recently, within the newest social movements around food, milk has lost favor. Vegan anti-milk rhetoric portrays the dairy industry as cruel to animals and milk as bad for humans. Recently, books with titles like, "Milk: The Deadly Poison," and "Don't Drink Your Milk" have portrayed milk as toxic and unhealthy. Controversies over genetically-engineered cows and questions about antibiotic residue have also prompted consumers to question whether the milk they drink each day is truly good for them. In Nature's Perfect Food Melanie Dupuis illuminates these questions by telling the story of how Americans came to drink milk. We learn how cow's milk, which was associated with bacteria and disease became a staple of the American diet. Along the way we encounter 19th century evangelists who were convinced that cow's milk was the perfect food with divine properties, brewers whose tainted cow feed poisoned the milk supply, and informal wetnursing networks that were destroyed with the onset of urbanization and industrialization. Informative and entertaining, Nature's Perfect Food will be the standard work on the history of milk.

The Sustainability of Rural Systems

Geographical Interpretations

Author: I.R. Bowler,C.R. Bryant,C. Cocklin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401734712

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 5479

This book examines the interaction of the dimensions of economy, society, and environment in the context of rural systems. It embraces a wide range of topics, including globalization and reregulation in sustainable food production, conservation and sustainability, the development of sustainable rural communities, and sustainable rural-urban interaction. It is relevant to advanced-level students, teachers, researchers, policymakers and agency workers.

Rural industrialization

January 1986-March 1994

Author: Patricia La Caille John,National Agricultural Library (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industries

Page: 52

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