Labor and the Locavore
The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic

Gray, Margarita
Publisher:  University of California Press
Year Published:  2013  
Pages:  240pp   ISBN:  9780520276697
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18191

Gray examines one of the most vibrant local food economies in the country, the Hudson Valley. Based on more than a decade's in-depth interviews with workers, farmers, and others, the author depicts how the currency of agrarian values can serve to mask the labour concerns of an already hidden workforce.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Is Local Food an Ethical Alternative?

1 Agrarianism and Hudson Valley Agriculture
2 The Workers: Labor Conditions, Paternalism, and Immigrant Stories
3 The Farmers: Challenges of the Small Business
4 Sustainable Jobs? Ethnic Succession and the New Latinos
5 Toward a Comprehensive Food Ethic Methodological Appendix

Notes
Bibliography
Index
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