The Resource Civic agriculture : reconnecting farm, food, and community, Thomas A. Lyson

Civic agriculture : reconnecting farm, food, and community, Thomas A. Lyson

Label
Civic agriculture : reconnecting farm, food, and community
Title
Civic agriculture
Title remainder
reconnecting farm, food, and community
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Lyson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lyson describes how, in the course of a hundred years, a small-scale, diversified system of farming became an industrialized system of production and also how this industrialized system has gone global. He argues that farming in the United States was modernized by employing the same techniques and strategies that transformed the manufacturing sector from a system of craft production to one of mass production. Viewing agriculture as just another industrial sector led to transformations in both the production and the processing of food. As small farmers and food processors were forced to expand, merge with larger operations, or go out of business, they became increasingly disconnected from the surrounding communities. Lyson enumerates the shortcomings of the current agriculture and food systems as they relate to social, economic, and environmental sustainability. He then introduces the concept of community problem solving and offers empirical evidence and concrete examples to show that a re-localization of the food production system is underway"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.1/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1761
LC item number
.L97 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Civil society
Label
Civic agriculture : reconnecting farm, food, and community, Thomas A. Lyson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-131) and index
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  • net
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
Introduction: Community agriculture and local food systems -- From subsistence to production: How American agriculture was made modern -- Going global: The industrialization and consolication of agriculture and food production in the United States -- The global supply chain -- Towarda civic agriculture -- Civic agriculture and community agriculture development -- From commodity agriculture to civic agriculture
Control code
ocn794670610
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 136 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611683035
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35456449
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794670610
  • pebcs1611683033

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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