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Farming Inside Invisible Worlds: Modernist Agriculture and its Consequences
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Farming Inside Invisible Worlds: Modernist Agriculture and its Consequences (Hardback)

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Farming Inside Invisible Worlds argues that the farm is a key player in the creation and stabilisation of political, economic and ecological power-particularly in colonised landscapes like New Zealand, America and Australia.

The book reviews and rejects the limited theorisation of the power of farming in prior theoretical frameworks, and then shows how re-centring the farm using the theoretical idea of political ontology can both transform the way we understand the power of farming. It goes on to examine how the stable and orderly world of farming is increasingly being disrupted and destabilised. Examples of this disruption examined in the book include the introduction of 'contested countryside' politics to the New Zealand landscape, and the emergence of 'alternative foods'.

Hugh Campbell's book has-ranging implications for understanding the role farms play in both our food systems and landscapes, and is an exciting new addition to food studies.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesManufacturing industriesFood manufacturing & related industriesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFood & society Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 03/09/2020 ISBN-13: 9781350120549  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Hugh Campbell holds a Professorial Chair of Sociology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has written extensively on the sociology of food. Prior to the University of Otago he was Director at the Centre for the Study of Agriculture at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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