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Corn & Capitalism: How A Botanical Bastard Grew To Global Dominance

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Exploring the history and importance of corn worldwide, Arturo Warman traces its development from a New World food of poor and despised peoples into a commodity that plays a major role in the modern global economy.The book, first published in Mexico in 1988, combines approaches from anthropology, social history, and political economy to tell the story of corn, a "botanical ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 10th 2003 by University of North Carolina Press
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John Hansen
Apr 22, 2013 John Hansen rated it liked it
Raises some significant issues about food power, as well as the how corn became such a dominant crop. I was not as big a fan of the style of the book, written as a somewhat polemical cautionary tale that implies motive in many instances, rather than examining motives.
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Dec 10, 2012 Melissa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mostly read. Hard to finish.
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