The Politics of Food Supply - Winders, Bill; Scott, James C. - Yale University Press
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The Politics of Food Supply
U.S. Agricultural Policy in the World Economy
Bill Winders; Foreword by James C. Scott
Winner of the 2011 Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association Book Award
This book deals with an important and timely issue: the political and economic forces that have shaped agricultural policies in the United States during the past eighty years. It explores the complex interactions of class, market, and state as they have affected the formulation and application of agricultural policy decisions since the New Deal, showing how divisions and coalitions within Southern, Corn Belt, and Wheat Belt agriculture were central to the ebb and flow of price supports and production controls. In addition, the book highlights the roles played by the world economy, the civil rights movement, and existing national policy to provide an invaluable analysis of past and recent trends in supply management policy.
Bill Winders is associate professor of sociology, the School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology. He lives in Atlanta.
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