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Although Argentina's use of genetically modified (GM) soybean seeds has spurred a major agricultural boom, it has also had a negative impact on many communities. In Soybeans and Power, Pablo Lapegna explores the ways in which these communities have coped with GM soybean expansion. Peasants
initially resisted, yet ultimately adapted to the new agricultural technologies, playing an active role in their own demobilization in order to maneuver the situation to their advantage. A rare glimpse into the life cycle of a social movement, Soybeans and Power gives voice to the communities most
adversely affected by GM technology and the strategies that they have enacted in order to survive.

About the Author

Pablo Lapegna is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Georgia

Product Details
ISBN: 9780190215149
ISBN-10: 0190215143
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 19th, 2016
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Global and Comparative Ethnography