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The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement -- unprecedented in human history. Yet in the decades that have followed it, this supposedly nonviolent revolution has left lands ravaged by violence and ecological scarcity. A dedicated empiricist, Vandana Shiva takes a magnifying glass to the effects of the Green Revolution in India, examining the devastating effects of monoculture and commercial agriculture and revealing the nuanced relationship between ecological destruction and poverty. In this classic work, the influential activist and scholar also looks to the future as she examines new developments in gene technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 11-18
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  1. 1. Science and Politics in the Green Revolution
  2. pp. 19-60
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  1. 2. 'Miracle Seeds' and the destruction of Genetic Diversity
  2. pp. 61-102
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  1. 3. Chemical Fertilizers and Soil Fertility
  2. pp. 103-120
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  1. 4. Intensive Irrigation, Large Dams and Water Conflicts
  2. pp. 121-170
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  1. 5. The Political and Cultural Costs of the Green Revolution
  2. pp. 171-194
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  1. 6. Pepsico For Peace? The Ecological and Political Risks of the Biotechnology Revolution
  2. pp. 195-230
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  1. 7. The Seed and the Spinning Wheel: The Political Ecology of Technological Change
  2. pp. 231-265
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813166810
Related ISBN
9780813166544
MARC Record
OCLC
935112528
Pages
266
Launched on MUSE
2016-02-09
Language
English
Open Access
No
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