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Author Barndt, Deborah.

Title Tangled routes : women, work, and globalization on the tomato trail / Deborah Barndt
Edition Second edition
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  331.4 Bar/Trw 2008  AVAILABLE
Description xxi, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents Across space and through time: tomatl meets the corporate tomato -- Frames and filters: theoretical and methodological approaches -- Arch deluxe with a smile: women never stop at McDonald's -- You can count on us: scanning cashiers at Loblaws Supermarkets -- On the move for food: truckers and transnational migrants -- Picking and packing for the north: agricultural workers at Empaque Santa Rosa -- Crossing sectors and borders: weaving a holistic analysis -- Signs of hope: taking action for justice and sustainability
Summary "Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, Tangled Routes offers a vivid interdisciplinary examination of the global food system through the journey of a corporate tomato. Through case studies in the three NAFTA countries - Mexico, the United States, and Canada - Deborah Barndt examines the dynamic relationships between production and consumption, work and technology, biodiversity and cultural diversity, and health and environment. The compelling stories of women workers along the tomato trail humanize her analysis of globalization, taking into account the intersections of gender, race, class, family status, and north-south relations."--BOOK JACKET
Notes First edition published: 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization -- Economic aspects -- North America.
Tomato industry -- North America.
Food industry and trade -- North America.
Foreign trade and employment -- North America.
Tomatoes -- North America.
Women agricultural laborers -- Mexico.
Women in the food industry -- Mexico.
North America -- Economic conditions.
LC no. 2007029540
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