By Steve Striffler,Mark Moberg

ISBN-10: 0822331594

ISBN-13: 9780822331599

ISBN-10: 0822331969

ISBN-13: 9780822331964

Over the earlier century, the banana has greatly remodeled Latin the US and the Caribbean and turn into a huge web site of United States–Latin American interplay. Banana Wars is a historical past of the Americas instructed throughout the cultural, political, monetary, and agricultural tactics that introduced bananas from the forests of Latin the US and the Caribbean to the breakfast tables of the USA and Europe. the 1st e-book to envision those methods in all of the western hemisphere areas the place bananas are grown on the market overseas, Banana Wars advances the starting to be physique of scholarship concentrating on export commodities from historic and social clinical perspectives.

Bringing jointly the paintings of anthropologists, sociologists, economists, historians, and geographers, this assortment unearths how the banana marshaled staff of differing nationalities, ethnicities, and languages and, in so doing, created extraordinary strength for clash all through Latin American and the Caribbean. The usually abusive stipulations that banana employees skilled, the individuals indicate, gave upward thrust to 1 of Latin America’s earliest and so much militant hard work hobbies. Responding to either the calls for of staff’ organisations and the ability of U.S. capital, Latin American governments have been unavoidably suffering from banana construction. Banana Wars explores how those governments occasionally asserted their sovereignty over international fruit businesses, yet extra frequently grew to become their prepared accomplices. With numerous essays concentrating on the operations of the terribly strong United Fruit corporation, the gathering additionally examines the recommendations and reactions of the yank and eu businesses trying to make the most of the sale of bananas grown by way of humans of other cultures operating in various agricultural and financial environments.

Contributors
Philippe Bourgois
Marcelo Bucheli
Dario Euraque
Cindy Forster
Lawrence Grossman
Mark Moberg
Laura T. Raynolds
Karla Slocum
John Soluri
Steve Striffler
Allen Wells

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