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Speculative harvests : financialization, food, and agriculture

Author: Jennifer Clapp; S Ryan Isakson
Publisher: Black Point, Nova Scotia Fernwood Publishing Rugby, Warwickshire, UK Practical Action Publishing [2018]
Series: Agrarian change and peasant studies, 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Speculative Harvests, Clapp and Isakson investigate the evolving relationship between the agrifood and financial sectors, paying particular attention to how the contemporary process of financialization is reshaping agrarian development and food systems. Understood as the growing prevalence of financial actors, markets, motives and profits in an economy, financialization is a defining feature of modern-day  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Clapp; S Ryan Isakson
ISBN: 9781773630236 1773630237
OCLC Number: 1101124363
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: xiv, 182 pages : Diagramme ; 21 cm
Series Title: Agrarian change and peasant studies, 8.
Responsibility: Jennifer Clapp and S. Ryan Isakson.

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The centralization of finance and the corporatization of agriculture is having a very dramatic impact on the quality and availability of the food we eat.  Read more...

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