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The failures of “free-market” capitalism are perhaps nowhere more evident than in the production and distribution of food. Although modern human societies have attained unprecedented levels of wealth, a significant amount of the world's population continues to suffer from hunger or food insecurity on a daily basis. In Agriculture and Food in Crisis, Fred Magdoff and Brian Tokar have assembled an exceptional collection of scholars from around the world to explore this frightening long-term trend in food production. While approaching the issue from many angles, the contributors to this volume share a focus on investigating how agricultural production is shaped by a system that is oriented around the creation of profit above all else, with food as nothing but an afterthought.

As the authors make clear, it is technically possible to feed to world's people, but it is not possible to do so as long as capitalism exists. Toward that end, they examine what can be, and is being, done to create a human-centered and ecologically sound system of food production, from sustainable agriculture and organic farming on a large scale to movements for radical land reform and national food sovereignty. This book will serve as an indispensible guide to the years ahead, in which world politics will no doubt come to be increasingly understood as food politics.

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This book provides a rare and authoritative glimpse at the splendid decorative military art of the Ottomans, and art that is both insufficiently known and insufficiently appreciated. Professor Zygulski describes in detail masterpieces from collections around the world, including the Topkapi Saray Museum in Istanbul, the National Museum In Cracow, the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, and elsewhere.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-182) and indexes.

About the Author

Zdzislaw Zygulski, Jr., is Curator of the Czartoryski Cillection in the National Museum of Cracow and Professor of Art History at the Academy of Fine arts in Cracow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814796719
Author:
Zygulski, Zdzislaw
Publisher:
New York University Press
Author:
Magdoff, Fred
Author:
Tokar, Brain
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Art patronage
Subject:
Art and state
Subject:
Decorative arts
Subject:
Art patronage -- Turkey.
Subject:
Folk & Outsider Art
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Art, decorative
Subject:
Art, turkish
Subject:
Art, ancient
Subject:
ORIENTAL ART_TURKEY
Subject:
ISLAMIC STUDIES_TURKEY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Decorative arts -- Turkey -- Themes, motives.
Subject:
Art and state -- Turkey.
Subject:
Art-Folk Art
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Hagop Kevorkian Series on Near Eastern Art & Civilization
Series Volume:
90-14
Publication Date:
19911031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This book provides a rare and authoritative glimpse at the splendid decorative military art of the Ottomans, and art that is both insufficiently known and insufficiently appreciated. Professor Zygulski describes in detail masterpieces from collections around the world, including the Topkapi Saray Museum in Istanbul, the National Museum In Cracow, the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, and elsewhere.
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