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Author Ochoa, Enrique.

Title Feeding Mexico : the political uses of food since 1910 / Enrique C. Ochoa.

Publication Info. Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2000.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 267 pages
Series Latin American silhouettes
Latin American silhouettes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-157) and index.
Contents Introduction: Food and Society in Postrevolutionary Mexico -- From Local to Federal Intervention: Food Policy Prior to the 1930s -- Lazaro Cardenas and the Politics of State Intervention, 1934-1940 -- World War II, Economic Modernization, Food Crisis, and Urban Relief, 1940-1946 -- Between Economic Efficiency and Political Expediency, 1946-1952 -- Social Welfare and the State Food Agency, 1952-1958 -- Rural Crisis and the Creeping Hand of the State in the Countryside, 1958-1970 -- The Apogee of the State Food Agency, 1970-1982 -- Neoliberalism and the Dismantling of the State Food Agency after 1982 -- The State Food Agency and the Persistence of Poverty.
Summary "Feeding Mexico: The Political Uses of Food since 1910 traces the Mexican government's intervention in the regulation, production, and distribution of food from the days of Cardenas to the recent privatization inspired by NAFTA. Professor Ochoa argues that the real goals of the government's food subsidies were political, driven by presidential desires to court urban labor."
"Feeding Mexico is the first study to examine the creation of networks to deliver food products to the people, the relationship of these channels of distribution to the food crisis, and the role of the state in trying to ameliorate the problem. Based on exhaustive research of new archival material and richly documented with statistical tables, this study exposes the dynamics and outcome of social policy in twentieth-century Mexico. One of the few books to examine the roots of the current crisis, Feeding Mexico is valuable resource for the study of Mexican history, political science, and public policy."--Jacket.
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Subject Food supply -- Government policy -- Mexico -- 20th century.
Nutrition policy -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Agriculture and state -- Mexico -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Political uses of food since 1910
Other Form: Print version: Ochoa, Enrique. Feeding Mexico 0842028129 (DLC) 99087310 (OCoLC)43095810
ISBN 9780742579828 (electronic bk.)
0742579824 (electronic bk.)