Death of Ram�n Gonz�lez The Modern Agricultural Dilemma

ISBN-10: 0292712685

ISBN-13: 9780292712683

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Angus Wright
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Description: From reviews of the first edition: "Angus Wright has shown in a brilliant study [how] the imposition of high-yield agriculture helped to break apart the intimate relationship between cultures and ecosystems that had coevolved over long periods of time."-- David W. Orr, from Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect"The Death of Ramo n Gonza lez is a blockbuster. In a dramatic, readable story, Wright has provided a new way of looking at the tragic human and environmental consequences of chemical-dependent agriculture."-- Wes Jackson, The Land Institute The Death of Ramo n Gonza lez has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces. This revised edition of The Death of Ramo n Gonza lez updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called "the modern agricultural dilemma" should now be thought of as a "twenty-first century dilemma" that involves far more than agriculture.

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 422
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

ANGUS WRIGHT is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at California State University, Sacramento.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Mexico and the Pesticide Crusade
The Death of Ramoacute;n Gonzaacute;lez
The Road to Culiacaacute;n
Doctors and Bureaucrats
Going Home
King Eight Deer, the Plagues, and the Devastation of the Land
Technology and Conflict
Consumers, Workers, Growers, and Experts
Theory and Consequences
The Modern Agricultural Dilemma
Points North
Afterword: The Death of Ramoacute;n Gonzaacute;lez and the Twenty-first Century
References
Index
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