Shayna Russell 1871646

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Shayna Russell 1871646 Geo130 June 15, 2010 Reading Summary First – the Seed, gives an indepth look at seed production through the lens of an economist. Agronomy has separated the worker from production through management, as high rollers move in, and under scrutiny in this chapter, seed production as a commoditization. In the Dustbowl, he goes on about society’s ecological insensitivity and how we created the Dustbowl in under 50 years with brutal efficiency. He links the Great Depression with the Dustbowl through expansionary energy; both were problems created by Capitalistic intentions of economy and agriculture, respectively. Business culture saw nature as purely capital and what they could extract physically from it; the
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Unformatted text preview: nonmonetary benefits have been forgotten. As necessities to live become commoditized, man resorts, acts as if nature is there solely for his exploitation. The community then absorbs the costs, while the individual revels in his successes. In the second chapter, geographical expansion was a priority concern before population control and respect for Mother Nature. But, the country saw freedom and democracy as a correlate of national expansion; anyone who lived on and improved a plot could call it their own. Globalization of investors exponentially increased production and exponentially increased a lack of respect of the land....
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2010 for the course ANTHRO 2/AC taught by Professor Wilkes during the Spring '09 term at Berkeley.

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