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First the Seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. This second edition of a classic work in the political economy of science includes an extensive, new chapter updating the analysis to include the most recent developments in the struggle over the direction of crop genetic engineering.

1988 Cloth, 1990 Paperback, Cambridge University Press
Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Agricultural History Society
Winner of the Robert K. Merton Award of the American Sociological Association

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of tables
  2. pp. x-xi
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  1. List of figures
  2. pp. xii-xii
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  1. Preface to the second edition
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Preface to the first edition
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. Lists of abbreviations
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 2. Science, agriculture, and social change
  2. pp. 19-49
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  1. 3. The genetic foundation of American agriculture
  2. pp. 50-65
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  1. 4. Public science ascendant: plant breeding comes of age
  2. pp. 66-90
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  1. 5. Heterosis and the social division of labor
  2. pp. 91-129
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  1. 6. Plant breeders' rights and the social division of labor: historical perspective
  2. pp. 130-151
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  1. 7. Seeds of strugle; plant genetic resources in teh world system
  2. pp. 152-190
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  1. 8. Outdoing evolution: biotechnology, botany, and business
  2. pp. 191-241
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  1. 9. Directions for deployment
  2. pp. 242-277
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  1. 10. Conclusion
  2. pp. 278-290
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  1. 11. Still the seed: plant biotechnology in the twenty-first century
  2. pp. 291-354
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 355-378
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  1. References
  2. pp. 379-420
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 421-426
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299192433
Print ISBN
9780299192440
MARC Record
OCLC
290523610
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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