(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

A vitalist approach to sugar-cane breeding in Barbados : in the context of the European Union Sugar Reform

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Development Studies and the Built Environment, Howard College Campus, Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, AFRIQUE DU SUD


The paper demonstrates the value that vitalist materialism, as a philosophical approach, has for understanding the situated practices and politics of cane variety selection in Barbados. Approaching agronomic practices from a vitalist perspective has political as well as practical significance, illuminating the lack of attention given to the specific material relations and temporalities of sugarcane in national "adjustment" plans.


Article of periodic

published at : Geoforum / ISSN 0016-7185 / CODEN GFRMAK

Editor : Pergamon Press, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1970)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 43, no6 [pp. 1131-1139]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15001

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