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Mexico: Food & Agriculture

(see also Mexico: PRI Regime)

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In the Library: Articles

Ervin, Michael A. "The 1930 agrarian census in Mexico: agronomists, middle politics, & the negotiation of data collection," Hispanic American Historical Review 87,3 (8/07):537-70.

Katz, Friedrich. "The agrarian policies & ideas of the revolutionary Mexican factions led by Emiliano Zapata, Pancho Villa & Venustiano Carranza," in L. Randall (ed.) Reforming Mexico's Agrarian Reform (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996), pp. 21-34.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Appendini, Kirsten. De la milpa a los tortibonos: la restructuración de la política alimentaria en México [1992] (México: Colegio de México, 2001).

Arroyo, Gonzalo (coord.) La biotecnología y el problema alimentario en México (México: Plaza y Valdés, 1989).

Díaz-León, Marco Antonio y Artemio Cruz León (comps.) Nueve mil años de agricultura en México: homenaje a Efraím Hernández Xolocotzi (México: Grupo de Estudios Ambientales/U. Autónoma de Chapingo, 1998). Introduces the life, work & thought of the late incisive critic of capitalist agriculture & the "Green Revolution."

Heineke, Corinna (comp.) La vida en venta: transgénicos, patentes y biodiversidad (San Salvador: Fundación Heinrich Böll, 2002).

Pilcher, Jeffrey M. Que vivan los tamales! Food & the Making of Mexican Identity (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 1998).

Warman, Arturo. Corn & Capitalism: How a Botanical Bastard Grew to Global Dominance (La historia de un bastardo: maíz y capitalismo ) [1988] (trans. Nancy L. Westrate; Chapel Hill: U. of North Carolina, 2003).

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Film & Video

"Voices from the Fields" [1997], dir. U. Nilsen & S. Jaramillo, 45m. From Cinema Guild. Follows farmworkers from CA's Salinas Valley back to homes in rural Mexico, where life is hard because of NAFTA & globalization of agriculture. Efforts to develop sustainable agricultural model based on people, not profits.

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