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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward F Fischer; Peter Benson
ISBN: 9780804754040 0804754047 9780804754842 0804754845
OCLC Number: 901954002
Description: 212 p. ill.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgments Map Guatemala Index Introduction Part I: How the Maya Want 1. Something Better 2. Discourses of Development 3. The Limits of Desire Part II: Violence, Victimization, and Resistance 4. Social Suffering in the Post-War Era 5. June 10th, September 11th, and Moral Understandings of Violence 6. Beyond Victimization Conclusions Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Edward F. Fischer [aut]; Peter Benson [aut].

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