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dc.contributor.authorClassens, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-01T10:42:54Z
dc.date.available2021-12-01T10:42:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51602
dc.description.abstractDriving through the Holland Marsh one is struck immediately by the black richness of its soil. This is some of the most profitable farmland in Canada. But the small agricultural preserve just north of Toronto is a canary in a coal mine. From Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farms recounts the transformation, use, and protection of the Holland Marsh, exploring how human ideas about nature shape agriculture, while agriculture in turn shapes ideas about nature. Drawing on interviews, media accounts, and archival data, Michael Classens concludes that celebrations of the Marsh as the quintessential example of peri-urban food sustainability and farmland protection have been too hasty. Instead, he demonstrates how capitalism and liberalism have fashioned and ultimately imperilled agriculture in the area. This fascinating case study reveals the contradictions and deficiencies of contemporary farmland preservation paradigms, highlighting the challenges of forging a more socially just and ecologically rational food system.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPQ Central government::JPQB Central government policiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RG Geography::RGC Human geographyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJK History of the Americasen_US
dc.subject.otherPOLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy;SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography;HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)en_US
dc.titleFrom Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farmsen_US
dc.title.alternativeFood, Agriculture, and Change in the Holland Marshen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14288/1.0398733en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy66f8eaba-0736-464c-bc03-01558fff3cdcen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0cdc3d7c-5c59-49ed-9dba-ad641acd8fd1en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780774865463en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780774813389en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780774818537en_US
oapen.relation.isbn978077482838en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780774835497en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780774866767en_US
oapen.collectionSustainable History Monograph Pilot (SHMP)en_US
oapen.pages233en_US
oapen.place.publicationVancouveren_US


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