The emergence of a truly global economy in the 1970s and the need to understand the subsequent changes in economic structure provided the impetus for this synthesis of the sociology of agriculture. The book offers the first formulations of a political economy theory that explains the transnational social and production relations of food and agriculture. Drawing upon studies of labour, technology, the state and gender, the contributors put forward a basis for reassessing and restating the intellectual framework of agriculture.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Shaping the New Political Economy of Advanced Capitalist Agriculture, Part I Agriculture and Agri-industry in the New national and International Divisions of Labor, Part II Agricultural Crisis and the Restructuring of Agriculture and Agri-industry, Part III The Political Economy of the Technological Transformation of Agri-food Science and Technology, Part IV Agriculture and the State: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Part V The Political Economy of Gender: Women and Agriculture
William H Friedland (Author) , Lawrence M Busch (Author)