155167

9780292728325

Zapotec Science Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca

Zapotec Science Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca
$33.48
$3.95 Shipping
  • Condition: New
  • Provider: LightningBooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    84%
  • Ships From: Multiple Locations
  • Shipping: Standard, Expedited (tracking available)
  • Comments: Fast shipping! All orders include delivery confirmation.

   30-day money back guarantee
$12.21
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$30.00
Discount
59% Off
You Save
$17.79

  • Condition: Acceptable
  • Provider: seattlegoodwill Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    95%
  • Ships From: Seattle, WA
  • Shipping: Standard
  • Comments: May have some shelf-wear due to normal use.

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
Cancel
  • ISBN-13: 9780292728325
  • ISBN: 0292728328
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr

AUTHOR

González, Roberto J., González, Roberto J.

SUMMARY

"This is a superb ethnographic work that can, and should, revolutionize a good deal of anthropology and the philosophy of science. . . . For anyone interested in Latin American traditional agriculture, it will be a 'must read.'"--Eugene Anderson, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, RiversideZapotec farmers in the northern sierra of Oaxaca, Mexico, are highly successful in providing their families with abundant, nutritious food in an ecologically sustainable fashion, although the premises that guide their agricultural practices would be considered erroneous by the standards of most agronomists and botanists in the United States and Europe. In this book, Roberto González convincingly argues that in fact Zapotec agricultural and dietary theories and practices constitute a valid local science, which has had a reciprocally beneficial relationship with European and United States farming and food systems since the sixteenth century.González bases his analysis upon direct participant observation in the farms and fields of a Zapotec village. By using the ethnographic fieldwork approach, he is able to describe and analyze the rich meanings that campesino families attach to their crops, lands, and animals. González also reviews the history of maize, sugarcane, and coffee cultivation in the Zapotec region to show how campesino farmers have intelligently and scientifically adapted their farming practices to local conditions over the course of centuries. By setting his ethnographic study of the Talea de Castro community within a historical world systems perspective, he also skillfully weighs the local impact of national and global currents ranging from Spanish colonialism to the 1910 Mexican Revolution to NAFTA. At the same time, he shows how, at the turn of the twenty-first century, the sustainable practices of "traditional" subsistence agriculture are beginning to replace the failed, unsustainable techniques of modern industrial farming in some parts of the United States and Europe.González, Roberto J. is the author of 'Zapotec Science Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca', published 2001 under ISBN 9780292728325 and ISBN 0292728328.

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.