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Everyday moral economies : food, politics and scale in Cuba

Author: Marisa L Wilson
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
Series: RGS-IBG book series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering a rare glimpse of rural life in modern-day Cuba, this book examines how ordinary Cubans carve out their own spaces for 'appropriate' acts of consumption, exchange, and production within the contradictory normative and material spaces of everyday economic life. Discusses the conflict between the socialist-welfare ideal of food as an entitlement and the market value of food as a commodity Bridges the fields  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marisa L Wilson
ISBN: 9781118302002 1118302001 9781118301920 1118301927 9781118302019 111830201X
OCLC Number: 900038226
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Series Editors Preface ix Preface xi Acknowledgements xxiii List of Acronyms xxv 1 Introduction 1 2 The Historical Emergence of a National Leviathan 33 3 Scarcities, Uneven Access and Local Narratives of Consumption 73 4 Changing Landscapes of Care: Re-distributions and Reciprocities in the World of Tutano Consumption 99 5 Localizing the Leviathan: Hierarchies and Exchanges that Connect State, Market and Civil Society 121 6 The Scalar Politics of Sustainability: Transforming the Small Farming Sector 153 7 Conclusion 181 Appendices 199 Index 211
Series Title: RGS-IBG book series
Responsibility: Marisa Wilson

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The book will be of interest to geographers engaged in debates on diverse economies, as well as those pursuing work on food security, food sovereignty, and/or the politics of food. (The Canadian Read more...

 
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