The Resource Growing stories from India : religion and the fate of agriculture, A. Whitney Sanford ; foreword by Vandana Shiva, (electronic resource)

Growing stories from India : religion and the fate of agriculture, A. Whitney Sanford ; foreword by Vandana Shiva, (electronic resource)

Label
Growing stories from India : religion and the fate of agriculture
Title
Growing stories from India
Title remainder
religion and the fate of agriculture
Statement of responsibility
A. Whitney Sanford ; foreword by Vandana Shiva
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The costs of industrial agriculture are astonishing in terms of damage to the environment, human health, animal suffering, and social equity, and the situation demands that we expand our ecological imagination to meet this crisis. In response to growing dissatisfaction with the existing food system, farmers and consumers are creating alternate models of production and consumption that are both sustainable and equitable. In Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture, author A. Whitney Sanford uses the story of the deity Balaram and the Yamuna River as a foundation for discussing the global food crisis and illustrating the Hindu origins of agrarian thought. By employing narrative as a means of assessing modern agriculture, Sanford encourages us to reconsider our relationship with the earth. Merely creating new stories is not enough--she asserts that each story must lead to changed practices. Growing Stories from India demonstrates that conventional agribusiness is only one of many options and engages the work of modern agrarian luminaries to explore how alternative agricultural methods can be implemented"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
630.954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S494.5.A65
LC item number
S26 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Culture of the land
Label
Growing stories from India : religion and the fate of agriculture, A. Whitney Sanford ; foreword by Vandana Shiva, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ecological imagination: from paradigm to practice -- Narratives of agriculture: how did we get here? -- Balaram and the Yamuna River: entitlement and presumptions of control -- Borrowing Balaram: alternative narratives -- The festival of Holi: celebrating agricultural and social health -- The land in between: constructing nature, wilderness, and agriculture -- Restoration, reciprocity, and repair: revising the ecological imagination
Control code
ocn778339928
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 269 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813134130
Lccn
2011034351
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613527721
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • 22573/ctt2hfz3p
  • 352772
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.b3218265x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778339928
  • jstor0813134137

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