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Broccoli and Desire

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Tracing the commodity chain of broccoli from Nashville, Tennessee supermarkets to Maya farmers in highland Guatemala, this paper examines relations of desire and political economic power. We argue that the global broccoli trade is shot through with desires—desires of Western consumers to eat healthy foods as well as desires for Maya farmers to get ahead economically. Such desires simultaneously subvert and sustain the hegemonic constellations that anchor crucial nodes in the international broccoli trade.
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Keywords: Guatemala; agriculture; consumption; desire; food; neoliberalism

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA;, Email: [email protected] 2: Department of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: 01 November 2007

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