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Globalization and Agri-Food Restructuring: Perspectives from the Australasia region

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By: David Burch (Editor), Roy E Rickson (Editor), Geoffrey Lawrence (Editor)

349 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Ashgate Publishing Limited

Hardback | no dustjacket | Dec 1996 | #60108 | ISBN: 1859723802
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About this book

This collection looks at the change within the agri-food industries of Australasia. It presents an overview of theories surrounding the issues, and covers areas such as trends in the retailing of foods and the linking of local and global industries.


Contents

Part 1 Theoretical perspectives
- theoretical issues in global agri-food restructuring, Frederick H. Buttel
- contemporary agri-food restructuring - Australia and New Zealand, Geoffrey Lawrence
- eco-commodity systems - historical geographies of context, articulation and embeddedness under capitalism, Richard Le Heron and Michael Roche
- the detraditionalization of farming, Ian Gray

Part 2 Commodity analysis
- the uneasy transition to globalization - restructuring of the Australian tomato processing industry, David Burch and Bill Pritchard
- Australian sugar in the global economy - recent trends, emerging problems, Linda Hungerford
- restructuring in the Australian dairy industry - the reconstruction and reinvention of co-operatives, Bill Pritchard
- organic agriculture in New Zealand - corporate greening, transnational corporations and sustainable agriculture, Hugh Campbell

Part 3 Trends in the growing, marketing and retailing of foods
- contract farming in organizational agriculture - the effects upon farmers and the environment, Roy E. Dickson and David Burch
- contract farming under globally-oriented and locally-emergent agribusiness in Tasmania, Leigh Miller
- farmer decision making under contract farming in northern Tasmania, Amagel Fulton and Robert J. Clark
- agro-industrialization and social change within the Australian context - a case study of the fast food industry, Kristen Lyons
- supermarkets and the supply of fresh fruit and vegetables in Australia - implications for wholesale markets, Hermione Parsons

Part 4 Linking the local and the global
- linking the global and the local - ethnographic perspectives on farm practice and the globalization of agriculture, Emily Phillips
- the globalized agriculture-finance relations - South Australian farm families and communities in a new regulatory environment, Neil Argent
- entrenched farm indebtedness and the process of agrarian change - a case study and its implications, Peter J. Smailes
- globalized agriculture and agri-food restructuring in southeast Asia - the Thai experience


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