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Broccoli and desire : global connections and Maya struggles in postwar Guatemala

Author: Edward F Fischer; Peter Benson
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a surprising look at the hidden world of broccoli, this richly drawn ethnography traces the global commodity chain between U.S. consumer and Maya farmer, examining the connections between desire  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Fischer, Edward F., 1966-
Broccoli and desire.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607852571
Online version:
Fischer, Edward F., 1966-
Broccoli and desire.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)610029854
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward F Fischer; Peter Benson
ISBN: 0804754047 0804754845 9780804754040 9780804754842
OCLC Number: 64335814
Description: x, 212 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Something better --
Discourses of development : maquilas, cooperatives, government directives --
Ultimatums, moral models, and the limit points of hegemony --
Social suffering in the postwar era --
June 10, September 11, and moral understanding of violence --
Beyond victimization.
Responsibility: Edward F. Fischer, Peter Benson.
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