What's wrong with eating commerical chicken? References for your budding
* Check out the entire issue of Monthly Review July-August 1998 v50 because
it's the best explanation of what industrialized agriculture does to farmers,
communities and consumers both domestically and internationally.
Some other resources:
Heffernan, William D. 1989. "Confidence and courage in the next 50 years."
Rural-Sociology, v. 54 (2) p. 149-168. Covers sociology of agriculture
issues, in particular problems faced by contract poultry growers.
Heffernan, William D. 1984. "Constraints in the U.S. Poultry Industry."
Research in Rural Sociology & Development, vol. 1, 237-260.
Kloppenburg, Jack, Jr., John Hendrickson and G.W. Stevenson. 1996. “Coming
into the Foodshed.” Agriculture and Human Values, 13(3):33-42.
DeLind, Laura. 1993. “Market Niches, ‘Cul De Sacs’ and Social Context:
Alternative Systems of Food Production.” Culture and Agriculture 97:7-12.
Esteva, Gustavo. 1994 “Re-embedding Food in Agriculture.” Culture and
Finally, Philip McMichael (Cornell) gave a wonderful address at the
Agriculture, Food and Human Values meeting in Toronto last June. I'm not sure
where it's available, but it is absolutely wonderful. It's entitled "The
Power of Food."
-- Mary Hendrickson, Ph.D. Network Coordinator Food Circles Networking Project University of Missouri Outreach and Extension Department of Rural Sociology Columbia, MO 65211
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