Fighting for the Farm

Explores the political dimensions of North American agriculture.

Fighting for the Farm
Rural America Transformed

Jane Adams, Editor

2002 | 352 pages | Cloth $75.00 | Paper $29.95
Public Policy | Economics | Business | Agriculture | American History
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Jane Adams

I. NORTH AMERICAN AGRICULTURE IN THE WORLD SYSTEM: OVERVIEW AND CASE STUDIES
2. The Social Economy of Development: The State of/and the Imperial Valley - Alan P. Rudy
3. From the National Policy to Continentalism and Globalization: The Shifting Context of Canadian Agricultural Policies - K. Murray Knuttila
4. The Contested Terrain of Swine Production: Deregulation and Reregulation of Corporate Farming Laws in Missouri - Douglas H. Constance, Anna M. Kleiner, and J. Sanford Rikoon
5. The Contingent Creation of Rural Interest Groups - Miriam J. Wells

II. FOUNDATIONS OF TWENTIETH CENTURY U.S. POLICY
6. The Origin of the Federal Farm Loan Act: Issue Emergence and Agenda-Setting in the Progressive Era Print Press - Stuart W. Shulman
7. Low Modernism and the Agrarian New Deal: A Different Kind of State - Jess Gilbert
8. The New Deal Farm Programs: Looking for Reconstruction in American Agriculture - Mary Summers
9. The U.S. Farm Financial Crisis of the 1980s - Barry J. Barnett

III. THE POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF DAILY LIFE
10. The Entrepreneurial Self: Identity and Morality in a Midwestern Farming Community - Kathryn Marie Dudley
11. Considerably More Than Vegetables, a Lot Less Than Community: The Dilemma of Community Supported Agriculture - Laura B. DeLind

THE POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT
12. Canadian Agricultural Policy: Liberal, Global, and Sustainable - Alan Hall
13. Constructing Genetic Engineering in the Food and Fiber System as a Problem: Urban Social Movement Organizations as Players in Agricultural Discourse - Ann Reisner
14. Eating in the Gardens of Gaia: Envisioning Polycultural Communities - Harriet Friedmann

Notes
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments