French Beans and Food Scares

French Beans and Food Scares : Culture and Commerce in an Anxious Age

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  • Oxford, United Kingdom
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"A highly accessible and informative book on a popular topic, the geography and culture of food....[Friedberg's] research design makes French Beans a fun read for both geographer and layperson, for she traveled to four countries and interviewed a diverse cast of characters, including pack-house managers in Zambia, female farmers in Burkina Faso, and food importers in Europe....French Beans effectively links theory and practice while raising a number of issues of concern to the broader public. If the world is indeed evolving into a consumer-driven economy, as some geographers argue, then this volume is essential reading for all of us."--The Geographic Review"This is a very fine addition to the critical literature on commodity cultures, globalization, and agro-food networks. It speaks to the present concern many in geography have with a multiscalar 'geography of care.' Buy it, get your university library to buy it or place it on one of your course reading lists." --Progres "A highly accessible and informative book on a popular topic, the geography and culture of food....[Friedberg's] research design makes French Beans a fun read for both geographer and layperson, for she traveled to four countries and interviewed a diverse cast of characters, including pack-house managers in Zambia, female farmers in Burkina Faso, and food importers in Europe. ...French Beans effectively links theory and practice while raising a number of issues of concern to the broader public. If the world is indeed evolving into a consumer-driven economy, as some geographers argue, then this volume is essential reading for all of us."--The Geographic Review "This is a very fine addition to the critical literature on commodity cultures, globalization, and agro-food networks. It speaks to the present concern many in geography have with a multiscalar 'geography of care.' Buy it, get your university library to buy it or place it on one of your course reading lists." --Progress in Human Geography "On the trail of the (preferably slender) green bean, Susanne Freidberg takes the reader on a fascinating tour of cultural foodways among the French and the British, contract farming in former colonial territories in Africa, the roles of friendship and stereotyping in assuring the flow of foodstuffs to European supermarkets, and the links in the commodity and personal chains linking small farmers and entrepreneurs in Africa with consumers in Europe whose shopping has been made anxious by fears of old and new diseases."--Pauline E. Peters, Kennedy School of Government and Department of Anthropology, Harvard University "A highly accessible and informative book on a popular topic, the geography and culture of food....[Friedberg's] research design makes French Beans a fun read for both geographer and layperson, for she traveled to four countries and interviewed a diverse cast of characters, including pack-housemanagers in Zambia, female farmers in Burkina Faso, and food importers in Europe....French Beans effectively links theory and practice while raising a number of issues of concern to the broader public. If the world is indeed evolving into a consumer-driven economy, as some geographers argue, then this volume is essential reading for all of us."--The Geographic Review"This is a very fine addition to the critical literature on commodity cultures, globalization, and agro-food networks. It speaks to the present concern many in geography have with a multiscalar 'geography of care.' Buy it, get your university library to buy it or place it on one of your coursereading lists." --Progress in Human Geography"On the trail of the (preferably slender) green bean, Susanne Freidberg takes the reader on a fascinating tour of cultural foodways among the French and the British, contract farming in former colonial territories in Africa, the roles of friendship and stereotyping in assuring the flow of foodstuffsto European supermarkets, and the links in the commodity and personal chains linking small farmers and entrepreneurs in Africa with consumers in Europe whose shopping has been made anxious by fears of old and new diseases."--Pauline E. Peters, Kennedy School of Government and Department ofAnthropology, Harvard University "This is a very fine addition to the critical literature on commodity cultures, globalization, and agro-food networks. It speaks to the present concern many in geography have with a multiscalar 'geography of care.' Buy it, get your university library to buy it or place it on one of your coursereading lists." --Progress in Human Geography"On the trail of the (preferably slender) green bean, Susanne Freidberg takes the reader on a fascinating tour of cultural foodways among the French and the British, contract farming in former colonial territories in Africa, the roles of friendship and stereotyping in assuring the flow of foodstuffsto European supermarkets, and the links in the commodity and personal chains linking small farmers and entrepreneurs in Africa with consumers in Europe whose shopping has been made anxious by fears of old and new diseases."--Pauline E. Peters, Kennedy School of Government and Department ofAnthropology, Harvard University "This is a very fine addition to the critical literature on commodity cultures, globalization, and agro-food networks. It speaks to the present concern many in geography have with a multiscalar 'geography of care.' Buy it, get your university library to buy it or place it on one of your course reading lists." --Progress in Human Geography "On the trail of the (preferably slender) green bean, Susanne Freidberg takes the reader on a fascinating tour of cultural foodways among the French and the British, contract farming in former colonial territories in Africa, the roles of friendship and stereotyping in assuring the flow of foodstuffs to European supermarkets, and the links in the commodity and personal chains linking small farmers and entrepreneurs in Africa with consumers in Europe whose shopping has been made anxious by fears of old and new diseases."--Pauline E. Peters, Kennedy School of Government and Department of Anthropology, Harvard University "This is a very fine addition to the critical literature on commodity cultures, globalization, and agro-food networks. It speaks to the present concern many in geography have with a multiscalar 'geography of care.' Buy it, get your university library to buy it or place it on one of your coursereading lists." --Progress in Human Geography"On the trail of the (preferably slender) green bean, Susanne Freidberg takes the reader on a fascinating tour of cultural foodways among the French and the British, contract farming in former colonial territories in Africa, the roles of friendship and stereotyping in assuring the flow of foodstuffsto European supermarkets, and the links in the commodity and personal chains linking small farmers and entrepreneurs in Africa with consumers in Europe whose shopping has been made anxious by fears of old and new diseases."--Pauline E. Peters, Kennedy School of Government and Department ofAnthropology, Harvard University
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