Banana Cultures

In this lively, interdisciplinary study, John Soluri integrates agroecology, anthropology, political economy, and history to trace the symbiotic growth of the export banana industry in Honduras and the consumer mass market in the United ...


Author: John Soluri

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292777873

Category: History

Page: 336

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Bananas, the most frequently consumed fresh fruit in the United States, have been linked to Miss Chiquita and Carmen Miranda, "banana republics," and Banana Republic clothing stores—everything from exotic kitsch, to Third World dictatorships, to middle-class fashion. But how did the rise in banana consumption in the United States affect the banana-growing regions of Central America? In this lively, interdisciplinary study, John Soluri integrates agroecology, anthropology, political economy, and history to trace the symbiotic growth of the export banana industry in Honduras and the consumer mass market in the United States. Beginning in the 1870s when bananas first appeared in the U.S. marketplace, Soluri examines the tensions between the small-scale growers, who dominated the trade in the early years, and the shippers. He then shows how rising demand led to changes in production that resulted in the formation of major agribusinesses, spawned international migrations, and transformed great swaths of the Honduran environment into monocultures susceptible to plant disease epidemics that in turn changed Central American livelihoods. Soluri also looks at labor practices and workers' lives, changing gender roles on the banana plantations, the effects of pesticides on the Honduran environment and people, and the mass marketing of bananas to consumers in the United States. His multifaceted account of a century of banana production and consumption adds an important chapter to the history of Honduras, as well as to the larger history of globalization and its effects on rural peoples, local economies, and biodiversity.

Caribbean Food Cultures

Banana Cultures. Linking the Production and Consumption of Export Bananas,
1800-1980.” Banana Wars. Power Production and History in the Americas. Eds.
Steve Striffler and Mark Moberg. Durham / London: Duke University Press, 48-79.


Author: Wiebke Beushausen

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839426920

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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»Caribbean Food Cultures« approaches the matter of food from the perspectives of anthropology, sociology, cultural and literary studies. Its strong interdisciplinary focus provides new insights into symbolic and material food practices beyond eating, drinking, cooking, or etiquette. The contributors discuss culinary aesthetics and neo/colonial gazes on the Caribbean in literary documents, audiovisual media, and popular images. They investigate the negotiation of communities and identities through the preparation, consumption, and commodification of »authentic« food. Furthermore, the authors emphasize the influence of underlying socioeconomic power relations for the reinvention of Caribbean and Western identities in the wake of migration and transnationalism. The anthology features contributions by renowned scholars such as Rita De Maeseneer and Fabio Parasecoli who read Hispano-Caribbean literatures and popular culture through the lens of food studies.

Banana Wars

JOHN SOLURI Banana Cultures: Linking the Production and Consumption of
Export Bananas, 1800-1980 Grapes may fill the cup in Summer, apples and
oranges may make indoor cheer in the Fall and Winter; the watermelon may cool
and ...


Author: Steve Striffler

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822331969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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DIVThe history of banana cultivation and its huge impact on Latin American, history, politics, and culture./div

Banana Breeding

... CULTURE Recently, much progress has been made in the establishment of
embryogenic cell culture from banana ... Young male flowers are the most
responsive explants for initiating embryogenic cultures of 'Grand Nain' (Escalant
et al., ...


Author: Michael Pillay

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439800188

Category: Science

Page: 383

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With the current world population growth of 1.2%, the earth can expect to house 9-10 billion people by 2050. Food production, too, must increase to accommodate these numbers. Easy growing, high calorie, nutritious foods, such as bananas are the top priority as a solution to this imminent problem. The first comprehensive compendium on bananas in rec

Banana and Plantain Embryogenic Cell Suspensions

Ma S.S. 1991 Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from cell
suspension culture of banana. In Proceedings of Symposium ... A revised
medium for rapidgrowth and bioassays with tobacco tissue cultures. Physiol.
Plant 15:473-497.



Publisher: Bioversity International

ISBN: 9782910810634

Category: Bananas

Page: 31

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Comparative Tissue Culture Study on Banana and Plantain Musa Spp and Development of in Vitro Methods for Propagation of Ensete Ensete Spp

Table 5 : Effect of TDZ on morphogenic events of shoot tip explants of ' Grand
Nain ' banana ; cultures were grown in the light ( 16 h ) Treatment No. of shoots
and / or buds / expl . Callus ind . ( % ) Rooting ( % ) Phenolic oxidation TDZ ( mg


Author: Tilahun Zeweldu


ISBN: CORNELL:31924074251335

Category: Bananas

Page: 109

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Toxic Injustice

Soluri, Banana Cultures, especially chapters 2 and 4; Steve Marquardt, “'Green
Havoc': Panama Disease, Environmental Change, and Labor Process in the
Central American Banana Industry,” American Historical Review 106 no. 1 (2001)


Author: Susanna Rankin Bohme

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520278981

Category: History

Page: 360

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The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target wormlike, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that the chemical was dangerous, it was widely used in U.S. agriculture and on Chiquita and Dole banana plantations in Central America. In the late 1970s, DBCP was linked to male sterility, but an uneven regulatory process left many workers—especially on Dole’s banana farms—exposed for years after health risks were known. Susanna Rankin Bohme tells an intriguing, multilayered history that spans fifty years, highlighting the transnational reach of corporations and social justice movements. Toxic Injustice links health inequalities and worker struggles as it charts how people excluded from workplace and legal protections have found ways to challenge power structures and seek justice from states and transnational corporations alike.

Liquid Culture Systems for in vitro Plant Propagation

banana. embryogenic. cell. suspension. cultures. Nicolas Roux 1, Hannelore
Strosse2, Arsenio Toloza1, Bart Panis2& Jaroslav Doležel3 1 Plant Breeding Unit
, FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, International Atomic
Energy ...


Author: A.K. Hvoslef-Eide

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402032004

Category: Science

Page: 588

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High-efficiency micropropagation, with relatively low labour costs, has been demonstrated in this unique book detailing liquid media systems for plant tissue culture. World authorities (e.g. von Arnold, Curtis, Takayama, Ziv) contribute seminal papers together with papers from researchers across Europe that are members of the EU COST Action 843 "Advanced micropropagation systems". First-hand practical applications are detailed for crops – including ornamentals and trees – using a wide range of techniques, from thin-film temporary immersion systems to more traditional aerated bioreactors with many types of explant – shoots to somatic embryos. The accounts are realistic, balanced and provide a contemporary account of this important aspect of mass propagation. This book is essential reading for all those in commercial micropropagation labs, as well as researchers worldwide who are keen to improve propagation techniques and lower economic costs of production. Undergraduate and postgraduate students in the applied plant sciences and horticulture will find the book an enlightened treatise.

Hemispheric American Studies

Inspired by Sidney Mintz's classic work on sugar, John Soluri's recent study
Banana Cultures attempts to trace the historical processes by which an organic
object, a plant, becomes an export commodity whose circulation profoundly
shapes ...


Author: Caroline F. Levander

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813543871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

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This landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. The essays take as their starting points such questions as: What happens to American literary, political, historical, and cultural studies if we recognize the interdependency of nation-state developments throughout all the Americas? What happens if we recognize the nation as historically evolving and contingent rather than already formed? Finally, what happens if the "fixed" borders of a nation are recognized not only as historically produced political constructs but also as component parts of a deeper, more multilayered series of national and indigenous histories? With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, Hemispheric American Studies seeks to excavate the complex cultural history of texts and discourses across the ever-changing and stratified geopolitical and cultural fields that collectively comprise the American hemisphere. This collection promises to chart new directions in American literary and cultural studies.

Banana Improvement

HOUWE , B. PANIS Laboratory of Tropical Crop ... By now , more than 1000
different accessions of shoot - tip cultures have been initiated in vitro , multiplied
and ...


Author: S. Mohan Jain

Publisher: Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: WISC:89084113828

Category: Science

Page: 382

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This reference book is a joint publication of FAO/IAEA and International Network for the improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP) and will be useful to international researchers engaged in banana genetic improvement for enhanced food security, nutrition, and employment generation.

Introduction to Plant Tissue Culture

... propagation through tissue culture ( popularly derived from a single individual
by asexual called micropropagation ) can be achieved in a reproduction
constitutes a clone . Plants such as short time and space . Thus , it is possible to
banana ...


Author: M. K. Razdan

Publisher: Science Publishers

ISBN: 1578082374

Category: Science

Page: 375

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Introduction and techniques; Introductory history; Laboratory organisation; Media; Aseptic manipulation; Basic aspects; Cell culture; Cellular totipotency; Somatic embryogenesis; Applications to plant breeding; Haploid prodution; Triploid production; In vitro pollination and fertilization; Zygotic embryo culture; Somatic hybridisation and cybridisation; Genetic transformation; Somaclonal and gametoclonal variant selection; Application to horticulture and forestry; Production of disease-free plants; clonal propagation; General applications; Industrial applications: secondary metabolite production; Germplasm conservation.

Bananas and Food Security

Banana. in. the. southern. region. of. Ethiopia. (SRE). Daniel. Shamebo. Résumé
– Le bananier dans le sud de l'Ethiopie La ... Une enquête préliminaire, basée
sur l'étude pour la mise au point de la stratégie de promotion des cultures dans la



Publisher: Bioversity International




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Earliest Evidence of Banana Culture

We can now define approximately the original location in which banana culture
started and , in a general way , the historical sequences in which the plant was
distributed east and west by cultivation and other human agency until it finally ...


Author: Philip Keep Reynolds


ISBN: WISC:89037115177

Category: Banana

Page: 28

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The African Husbandman

PLANTAINS AS Food CROPS the regions and systems we have considered so
far are capable of supporting only low or , at best , very moderate densities of ...


Author: William Allan

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 382583087X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 505

View: 299

The African Husbandman helped a generation of scholars and officials to appreciate that Africans' agricultural practices were both more complex and more malleable than was often thought. Allan's work also pioneered research methods that wedded ethnographic and ecological fieldwork in ways that demonstrated the inextricable links between social arrangements, environmental conditions, and land use patterns. If certain facets of Allan's analysis have now come under scrutiny, his general tenet that to improve agricultural prospects in Africa one first has to understand it from the cultivators' point of view has only been strengthened with time. As long as there are individuals struggling to make sense of African agricultural productivity, The African Husbandman will remain a classic.


No spores have been seen , and I am in considerable doubt as to whether the
spores observed in some of his cultures and studied so carefully by Dr. Wakker
belonged to ... Involution forms were also seen on old turnip and banana cultures


Author: United States. Division of Vegetable Physiology and Pathology


ISBN: PSU:000018617221

Category: Plant diseases


View: 795

Writing Food History

“Learning to Eat in a Capital City: Constructing Public Eating Culture in Delhi.”
Food, Culture and Society 13, no. 1:71–90. ... Banana Cultures: Agriculture,
Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States.
Austin: ...


Author: Kyri W. Claflin

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9780857852175

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The vibrant interest in food studies among both academics and amateurs has made food history an exciting field of investigation. Taking stock of three decades of groundbreaking multidisciplinary research, the book examines two broad questions: What has history contributed to the development of food studies? How have other disciplines - sociology, anthropology, literary criticism, science, art history - influenced writing on food history in terms of approach, methodology, controversies, and knowledge of past foodways? Essays by twelve prominent scholars provide a compendium of global and multicultural answers to these questions. The contributors critically assess food history writing in the United States, Africa, Mexico and the Spanish Diaspora, India, the Ottoman Empire, the Far East - China, Japan and Korea - Europe, Jewish communities and the Middle East. Several historical eras are covered: the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, Early Modern Europe and the Modern day. The book is a unique addition to the growing literature on food history. It is required reading for anyone seeking a detailed discussion of food history research in diverse times and places.

A Companion to Latin American History

Hill and Wang, New York. Rosenberg, E. S. (2003) Financial Missionaries to the
World: The Politics and Culture of Dollar Diplomacy, 1900-1930. ... University
Press, New York. Soluri, J. (2003) “Banana Cultures: Linking the Production and


Author: Thomas H. Holloway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439164X

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 354

The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

American Aquarium Fishes

... lettuce leaf , or banana peel “ infusoria " cultures induce growth of ciliated
protozoans such as Paramecium from pond ... The pure culture should be added
to a jar containing diatomaceous earthfiltered water from an established
aquarium .


Author: Robert Jay Goldstein

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890968802

Category: Nature

Page: 428

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Aquarium species native to America.

Minority Cultures of Laos

Kammu, Lua', Lahu, Hmong, and Mien Judy Lewis. Charms The Kammu people
use charms to protect themselves . The sacred banana magic stone and the wild
boar ' s fangs are not only valuables but also for security . All the charms belong ...


Author: Judy Lewis


ISBN: UOM:39015041289672

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 402

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