Banana Cultures



Winner, George Perkins Marsh Award For Best Book In Environmental History, American Society For Environmental History, 2007Bananas, The Most Frequently Consumed Fresh Fruit In The United States, Have Been Linked To Miss Chiquita And Carmen Miranda, Banana Republics, And Banana Republic Clothing Stores Everything From Exotic Kitsch, To Third World Dictatorships, To Middle Class Fashion But How Did The Rise In Banana Consumption In The United States Affect The Banana Growing Regions Of Central America In This Lively, Interdisciplinary Study, John Soluri Integrates Agroecology, Anthropology, Political Economy, And History To Trace The Symbiotic Growth Of The Export Banana Industry In Honduras And The Consumer Mass Market In The United States.Beginning In The 1870s When Bananas First Appeared In The U.S Marketplace, Soluri Examines The Tensions Between The Small Scale Growers, Who Dominated The Trade In The Early Years, And The Shippers He Then Shows How Rising Demand Led To Changes In Production That Resulted In The Formation Of Major Agribusinesses, Spawned International Migrations, And Transformed Great Swaths Of The Honduran Environment Into Monocultures Susceptible To Plant Disease Epidemics That In Turn Changed Central American Livelihoods Soluri Also Looks At Labor Practices And Workers Lives, Changing Gender Roles On The Banana Plantations, The Effects Of Pesticides On The Honduran Environment And People, And The Mass Marketing Of Bananas To Consumers In The United States His Multifaceted Account Of A Century Of Banana Production And Consumption Adds An Important Chapter To The History Of Honduras, As Well As To The Larger History Of Globalization And Its Effects On Rural Peoples, Local Economies, And Biodiversity.Banana Cultures

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  • Paperback
  • 321 pages
  • Banana Cultures
  • John Soluri
  • English
  • 06 December 2018
  • 0292712561

10 thoughts on “Banana Cultures

  1. says:

    Soluri uses Honduras history of banana production and export to explore the usual narratives and ideals associated with the banana republic Honduras was one of the first to start exporting bananas and the time line of events happening in the industry tend to foreshadow or exemplify what was happening in other countries that were also exporting bananas The argument is made for adynamic understanding of the situation where each side changed in response to the other rather than any one par Soluri uses Honduras history of banana production and export to explore the usual narratives and ideals a...

  2. says:

    In general, crafting effective interdisciplinary scholarship is difficult in any field and environmental history is no exception While the discipline has a history of claiming to be an interdisciplinary field that combines history with science most particularly ecological sciences , environmental history shares the basic difficulty of interdisciplinary scholarship how can a trained historian accumulate, interpret, and use effectively scientific data to bolster a historical argument and vice v In general, crafting effective interdisciplinary scholarship is difficult in any field and environmental history is no exception While the discipline has a history of claiming to be an interdisciplinary field that combines history with science most particularly ecological sciences , environmental history shares the basic difficulty of interdisciplinary scholarship how can a trained historian accumulate, interpret, and use effectively scientific data to bolster a historical argument and vice versa how can a trained scientist employ historical research to bolster a scientific argument Given this challenge, the author s primary discipline shines through with interdisciplinary inform...

  3. says:

    Soluri writes an integral ethnography on the cultivation of bananas in Honduras starting in the early 19th century The work contributes to the documented history of Honduras by using changes in the environment and in cash crop production as a time scale Soluri examines not only the effects of cultivation on the land, but also the contract farmers and employees of the monotlith companies United Fruit and Standard Fruit and their subsidiaries Further, he analyzes how these companies changed Soluri writes an integral ethnography on the cultivation of bananas in Honduras starting in the early 19th century The work contributes to the documented history of Honduras by using changes in the environment and in cash crop production as a time scale Soluri examines not only the effects of cultivation on the land, but also the contract farmers and employees of the monotlith companies United Fruit and Standard Fruit and their subsidiaries Further, he analyzes how these companies changed their sales tactics to the US over time and how the banana s role in pop culture shaped Americans perceptions of Hondurans The ...

  4. says:

    I like books about food the history of food, the production of food This book had interesting information about making the banana popular food in the US and changes in production to create demand The narrative did not generate excitement about the ban...

  5. says:

    2.5 Stars.This book is not linear which made it difficult to follow along in the time scale It is also really heavy on facts, dates, and numbers that feel pointless, and it is pretty boring as a result I think the topic is really interesting, and the interviews with the bana...

  6. says:

    Arguably the best book we have connecting environmental change in Latin America and the US I can t recommend this one highly enough to anyone interested in the connections between the two regions.

  7. says:

    An interesting look at how the commodity driven market impacts the areas where they are grown.

  8. says:

    For such an interesting topic relatively dry read.And nope, didn t finish it.

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