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The Violence of Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology and Politics

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Publisher Comments:

Set in the context of a sophisticated critique of the privileged epistemological position oachieved by modern science, whereby it both aspires to provide technological solutions for social and political problems while at the same time disclaiming responsibility for the new problems which it creates in its wake, the author looks to the future in an analysis of the new project to apply the latest Gene Revolution technology to India and warns of the further environmental and social damage which will ensue.

About the Author

Vandana Shiva was one of India's leading physicists and is now a leading environmental campaigner, the winner of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize and the author of several books, including Soil not Oil (2008), Earth Democracy (2005) and Stolen Harvest (2001).

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Science and Politics in the green Revolution

2. 'Miracle Seeds' and the destruction of Genetic Diversity

3. Chemical Fertilizers and Soil Fertility

4. Intensive Irrigation, Large Dams and Water Conflicts

5. The political and Cultural Costs of the Green Revolution

6. Pepsico for peace? The Ecological and Political Risks of the Biotechnology Revolution

7. The Seed and the Spinning Wheel: The Political Ecology of Technological Change

Product Details

ISBN:
9780862329655
Subtitle:
Third World Agriculture, Ecology and Politics
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Shiva, Vandana
Author:
Shiva, Vandana, Interviewee
Location:
London ;
Subject:
India
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
Economic aspects
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Agricultural ecology
Subject:
Green Revolution.
Subject:
Punjab (India) Social conditions.
Subject:
Agricultural ecology -- India -- Punjab.
Subject:
Punjab
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Punjab (India) Politics and government.
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
73
Publication Date:
19911001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.44 in

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Business » General
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Religion » Comparative Religion » General
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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
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Travel » Travel Writing » General

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