Online Reading List

These are the online readings. As you will learn in the library workshop, some of these are available through the surface web; just click on the link. Others are available through the “deep web,” online materials that are available with an account and password. These deep web articles are accessible through Mason Library databases.

All of these articles are also available through Mason e-reserves. (See syllabus for login information.)

Readings/Podcasts/Videos for Wed, Dec 1:

India’s Farming ‘Revolution’ Heading For Collapse

‘Green Revolution’ Trapping India’s Farmers In Debt

In India, Bucking The ‘Revolution’ By Going Organic

Please refer to the email from your seminar leader on which one of the following your study group is reading:

Cargill’s position on palm oil

Once a Dream Fuel, Palm Oil may be an Eco-Nightmare, NY Times, 1/31/2007

Cruel Oil, Executive Summary and Press Release, Center for Science in the Public Interest, 2005

The Other Oil Spill, Economist, 6/26/10

Rainforest Action Network response


Handout (to be read in class on Wed, Dec 1)


Food Inc.

Other Readings:

Ackerman, “Food, how altered?” National Geographic, May 2002 Vol. 201 Issue 5, p32, 20p. Available through Academic Search library database

Barlett, Donald L. and James B. Steele, “Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear.” Vanity Fair, May 2008. pp. 156-170

Barndt, Deborah. “On the Move for Food Three Women Behind the Tomato’s Journey,” Women’s Studies Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 1/2, Women and Environments (Spring – Summer, 2001), pp. 131-143. Available through JSTOR library database

Bestor, Theodore C. “How Sushi Went Global,” Foreign Policy, Nov/Dec 2000. pp 54-63. Available through JSTOR library database

Bourne, Joel K. “The Global Food Crisis: The End of Plenty.” National Geographic, June 2009. pp. 26-59.

Edwards, Andres R. The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift (begins on page 22)

Lavin, Chad, “Pollanated Politics, or, The Neoliberal’s Dilemma,” Politics and Culture 2009 (2)

Pollan, Michael. “Why Bother?” The New York Times Magazine, April 20, 2008

Raworth, Kate. “Injustice in the Fields,” in Trading Away Our Rights: Women Working in Global Supply Chains, edited by Raworth, Kate, and Anna Coryndon. Oxford: Oxfam International, 2004. p. 66-79.

Martin, Peter. ” The Moral Case for Globalisation” (available from e-reserve)

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