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Download e-book for kindle: Banana Wars: Power, Production, and History in the Americas by Steve Striffler,Mark Moberg

By Steve Striffler,Mark Moberg

ISBN-10: 0822331594

ISBN-13: 9780822331599

ISBN-10: 0822331969

ISBN-13: 9780822331964

Over the earlier century, the banana has considerably remodeled Latin the USA and the Caribbean and turn into a huge web site of United States–Latin American interplay. Banana Wars is a background of the Americas informed in the course of the cultural, political, fiscal, and agricultural strategies that introduced bananas from the forests of Latin the US and the Caribbean to the breakfast tables of the USA and Europe. the 1st publication to envision those techniques in all of the western hemisphere areas the place bananas are grown on the market overseas, Banana Wars advances the turning out to be physique of scholarship targeting export commodities from historic and social clinical perspectives.

Bringing jointly the paintings of anthropologists, sociologists, economists, historians, and geographers, this assortment finds how the banana marshaled staff of differing nationalities, ethnicities, and languages and, in so doing, created exceptional power for clash all through Latin American and the Caribbean. The often abusive stipulations that banana employees skilled, the participants indicate, gave upward thrust to 1 of Latin America’s earliest and so much militant exertions events. Responding to either the calls for of staff’ organisations and the facility of U.S. capital, Latin American governments have been unavoidably tormented by banana creation. Banana Wars explores how those governments occasionally asserted their sovereignty over overseas fruit businesses, yet extra frequently grew to become their prepared accomplices. With numerous essays targeting the operations of the terribly strong United Fruit corporation, the gathering additionally examines the thoughts and reactions of the yankee and eu agencies looking to make the most of the sale of bananas grown through humans of other cultures operating in assorted agricultural and monetary environments.

Contributors
Philippe Bourgois
Marcelo Bucheli
Dario Euraque
Cindy Forster
Lawrence Grossman
Mark Moberg
Laura T. Raynolds
Karla Slocum
John Soluri
Steve Striffler
Allen Wells

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