Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 October 2016

248 Pages | 8 bw line art; 14 bw halftone

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190215149

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Soybeans and Power

Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina

Pablo Lapegna

Global and Comparative Ethnography

  • One of the first ethnographic case studies to examine the relationship between GM crops and local protest in Argentina
  • Explains why many rural communities initially resisted but ultimately accommodated the arrival of new agricultural biotechnologies
  • Features the stories of the families who have experienced the first-hand effects of GM expansion
  • Sheds light on the social and environmental consequences that can emerge from rapid economic growth

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