The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma by Angus WrightThe Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma by Angus Wright

The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural Dilemma

byAngus Wright

Paperback | September 1, 2005

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The Death of Ramón González has become a benchmark book since its publication in 1990. It has been taught in undergraduate and graduate courses in every social science discipline, sustainable and alternative agriculture, environmental studies, ecology, ethnic studies, public health, and Mexican, Latin American, and environmental history. The book has also been used at the University of California-Santa Cruz as a model of interdisciplinary work and at the University of Iowa as a model of fine journalism, and has inspired numerous other books, theses, films, and investigative journalism pieces.

This revised edition of The Death of Ramón González updates the science and politics of pesticides and agricultural development. In a new afterword, Angus Wright reconsiders the book's central ideas within the context of globalization, trade liberalization, and NAFTA, showing that in many ways what he called "the modern agricultural dilemma" should now be thought of as a "twenty-first century dilemma" that involves far more than agriculture.

ANGUS WRIGHT is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies at California State University, Sacramento.
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Title:The Death of Ramón González: The Modern Agricultural DilemmaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:422 pages, 8.93 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:September 1, 2005Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292712685

ISBN - 13:9780292712683

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Mexico and the Pesticide Crusade
  • 1. The Death of Ramón González
  • 2. The Road to Culiacán
  • 3. Doctors and Bureaucrats
  • 4. Going Home
  • 5. King Eight Deer, the Plagues, and the Devastation of the Land
  • 6. Technology and Conflict
  • 7. Consumers, Workers, Growers, and Experts
  • 8. Theory and Consequences
  • 9. The Modern Agricultural Dilemma
  • 10. Points North
  • Afterword: The Death of Ramón González and the Twenty-first Century
  • References
  • Index