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The Resource Tobacco capitalism : growers, migrant workers, and the changing face of a global industry, Peter Benson ; foreword by Allan M. Brandt

Tobacco capitalism : growers, migrant workers, and the changing face of a global industry, Peter Benson ; foreword by Allan M. Brandt

Label
Tobacco capitalism : growers, migrant workers, and the changing face of a global industry
Title
Tobacco capitalism
Title remainder
growers, migrant workers, and the changing face of a global industry
Statement of responsibility
Peter Benson ; foreword by Allan M. Brandt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tells the story of the people who live and work on U.S. tobacco farms at a time when the global tobacco industry is undergoing profound changes. Against the backdrop of the antitobacco movement, the globalization and industrialization of agriculture, and intense debates over immigration, Peter Benson draws on years of field research to examine the moral and financial struggles of growers, the difficult conditions that affect Mexican migrant workers, and the complex politics of citizenship and economic decline in communities dependent on this most harmful commodity. Benson tracks the development of tobacco farming since the plantation slavery period and the formation of a powerful tobacco industry presence in North Carolina. In recent decades, tobacco companies that sent farms into crisis by aggressively switching to cheaper foreign leaf have coached growers to blame the state, public health, and aggrieved racial minorities for financial hardship and feelings of vilification. Economic globalization has exacerbated social and racial tensions in North Carolina, but the corporations that benefit from it have rarely been considered a key cause of harm and instability, and have now adopted social-responsibility platforms to elide liability for smoking disease. Parsing the nuances of history, power, and politics in rural America, Benson explores the cultural and ethical ambiguities of tobacco farming and offers concrete recommendations for the tobacco-control movement in the United States and worldwide."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benson, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tobacco workers
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Tobacco farmers
  • Tobacco industry
  • Antismoking movement
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Tobacco industry
  • North Carolina
  • Antismoking movement
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Tobacco farmers
  • Tobacco industry
  • Tobacco workers
  • Business
Label
Tobacco capitalism : growers, migrant workers, and the changing face of a global industry, Peter Benson ; foreword by Allan M. Brandt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Tobacco Industry, Public Health, and Agrarian Change: Most admired company -- The jungle -- Enemies of tobacco; Part II Innocence and blame in American society: Good, clean tobacco -- El campo -- Sorriness
Control code
ocn763157232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283280693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 328069
  • 22573/cttwr9z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763157232
Label
Tobacco capitalism : growers, migrant workers, and the changing face of a global industry, Peter Benson ; foreword by Allan M. Brandt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Tobacco Industry, Public Health, and Agrarian Change: Most admired company -- The jungle -- Enemies of tobacco; Part II Innocence and blame in American society: Good, clean tobacco -- El campo -- Sorriness
Control code
ocn763157232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283280693
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 328069
  • 22573/cttwr9z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763157232

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