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Everyday moral economies : food, politics and scale in Cuba / Marisa Wilson.

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Subject: Food supply > Social aspects > Cuba.
Food supply > Economic aspects > Cuba.
Consumption (Economics) > Cuba.
Exchange > Cuba.
Cuba > Economic conditions > 1990-
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781118302026
  • ISBN: 1118302028
  • ISBN: 9781118302019
  • ISBN: 111830201X
  • ISBN: 9781118302033
  • ISBN: 1118302036
  • ISBN: 1118302001
  • ISBN: 9781118302002
  • ISBN: 1118301927
  • ISBN: 9781118301920
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

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General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Everyday Moral Economies: Food, Politics and Scale in Cuba; Copyright; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Preface; Crossovers in anthropology and geography I; Caveats and limitations; Notes; References; Acknowledgements; Acronyms; 1 Introduction; Political economies: re-connecting 'is' and 'ought'; Shifting scales of responsibility; Crossovers in anthropology and geography II; The economy-culture relation; Positioning the ethnographer I: habitual and representational knowledge; Positioning the ethnographer II: food and the 'politics of negotiation'; The provisioning perspective.
Outline of the chaptersNotes; References; 2 The Historical Emergence of a National Leviathan; The first revolution 'of the humble, for the humble and by the humble'; José Martí and contradictions of Cuba's creation myth; Town and country in the early republic: pre-revolutionary values of commodities and culture, work and reciprocity; Agrarianism, Guevara and the Great Debate; Pendulum shifts and moral continuities; Notes; References; 3 Scarcities, Uneven Access and Local Narratives of Consumption; The ideal of national re-distribution and the reality of uneven access.
Gaps in the national oikosCollective needs versus individual desires; Local narratives of consumption and the Fight; Being a luchador; Scarcity and C uban irony; Negotiating individual desires with national norms: 'want' versus 'like'; Notes; References; 4 Changing Landscapes of Care: Re-distributions and Reciprocities in the World of Tutaño Consumption; Reciprocity and re-distribution: a comparative view; Merit and nourishment; 'Hunger' in post-1990s T uta: means testing for food and energy; Hunger and need; Continuities and change in the social contract; Notes; References.
5 Localizing the Leviathan: Hierarchies and Exchanges that Connect State, Market and Civil SocietyInstitutions and ideologies of the national moral economy; Democratic centralism and scalar hierarchies; Traversing public and private in everyday life; Levels of culture model and the nation as a family; Shifting scales of appropriate exchange; Spaces and exchanges in between state and civil society: the case of jefes; Normative distinctions between emerging entrepreneurs in Tuta; Insiders and outsiders in the market sphere: particulares and familiares.
Jineteros: the dangerous realm of the 'interested'Conclusion; Notes; References; 6 The Scalar Politics of Sustainability: Transforming the Small Farming Sector; Food and other 'sovereignties' in Cuba; Positioning small farmers in Cuba: the agroecology movement in historical context; Controlling the mercenary, designating the worthy: small farming and national institutions; Regulating small-scale production: the Acopio, Fruta Selecta and Granja Urbana; Separating the worthy from the unworthy: a case study of Eduardo; Shifting borders of Cuban agroecology; Notes; References; 7 Conclusion.
Summary: "Offering a rare glimpse of rural life in modern-day Cuba, this book examines how ordinary Cubans carve out their own spaces for 'appropriate' acts of consumption, exchange, and production within the contradictory normative and material spaces of everyday economic life. Discusses the conflict between the socialist-welfare ideal of food as an entitlement and the market value of food as a commodity Bridges the fields of human geography and anthropology Approaches food networks and the scale of food systems in a novel way Provides a comprehensive look at Cuba today, with coverage of history, politics, economics, and social and environmental justice Enhanced by vivid photos from the field "-- Provided by publisher.
"This book examines how ordinary people in Cuba carve out their own spaces for 2018appropriate' acts of consumption, exchange, and production within the contradictory normative and material spaces of everyday economic life"-- Provided by publisher.
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