Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-01 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
“It is the contemporary elixir from which all manner of being emerges, the metamorphic sublime, an alchemist’s dream.” So begins Palma Africana, the latest attempt by anthropologist Michael Taussig to make sense of the contemporary moment. But to what elixir does he refer? Palm oil. Saturating everything from potato chips
Authors: Marc Edelman, Carlos Oya, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-22 - Publisher: Routledge
Since the 2008 world food crisis a surge of land grabbing swept Africa, Asia and Latin America and even some regions of Europe and North America. Investors have uprooted rural communities for massive agricultural, biofuels, mining, industrial and urbanisation projects. ‘Water grabbing’ and ‘green grabbing’ have further exacerbated social tensions.