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Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France

Venus Bivar


France is often held up as a bastion of gastronomic refinement and as a model of artisanal agriculture and husbandry. But French farming is not at all what it seems. Countering the standard stories of gastronomy, tourism, and leisure associated with the French countryside, Venus Bivar portrays French farmers as hard-nosed businessmen preoccupied with global trade and mass production. With a focus on both the rise of big agriculture and the organic movement, Bivar examines the tumult of postwar rural France, a place fiercely engaged with crucial national and global developments. Delving into th ... More

Keywords: French farming, Modernization, Organic agriculture, Rural France, Postwar French history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469641188
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Venus Bivar, author
Washington University in St. Louis