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Banana wars : power, production, and history in the Americas

Author: Steve Striffler
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press, 2005.
Series: American encounters / global interactions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd prView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of banana-producing areas of Latin America and the Caribbean in comparative perspective, asking why different regions developed distinct patterns of property and labor  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Striffler
ISBN: 0822331594 9780822331599 0822331969 9780822331964
OCLC Number: 255885869
Notes: Enth. 11 Beitr.
Description: VIII, 364 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten.
Contents: Acknowledgments viiIntroduction / Mark Moberg and Steve Striffler 11. A Global Fruit The Global Banana Trade / Laura T. Raynolds 23Banana Cultures: Linking the Production and Consumption of Export Bananas, 1800-1980 / John Soluri 48United Fruit Company in Latin America / Marcelo Bucheli 802. Central and South America One Hundred Years of United Fruit Company Letters / Philippe Bourgois 103Responsible Men and Sharp Yankees: The United Fruit Company, Resident Elites, and Colonial State in British Honduras / Mark Moberg 145The Logic of the Enclave: United Fruit, Popular Struggle, and Capitalist Transformation in Ecuador / Steve Striffler 171"The Macondo of Guatemala": Banana Workers and National Revolutions in Tiquisate, 1944-1954 / Cindy Forster 191The Threat of Blackness to the Mestizo Nation: Race and Ethnicity in the Honduran Banana Economy, 1920s and 1930s / Dario A. Euraque 2293. The Caribbean Discourses and Counterdiscourses on Globalization and the St. Lucian Banana Industry / Karla Slocum 253The St. Vincent Banana Growers' Association, Contract Farming, and the Peasantry / Lawrence S. Grossman 286Conclusions: Dialectical Bananas / Allen Wells 316Bibliography 335Contributors 361Index 363
Series Title: American encounters / global interactions.
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