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dc.contributor.advisorMehta, Michael D.en_US
dc.creatorBronson, Kelly Selinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-07-01T11:13:11Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:41:26Z
dc.date.available2006-01-03T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:41:26Z
dc.date.created2004-06en_US
dc.date.issued2004-06-03en_US
dc.date.submittedJune 2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07012004-111311en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research investigates the nature of the social project surrounding the lawsuit between the organic farmers of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Monsanto and Bayer, the two largest biotechnology companies in Canada. The thesis also explores the culture of organic farming in an era of high technology and globalization. An ethnographic approach is employed in order to address this research aim from the perspective of study participants. Based on interview data, I detail the difficulties facing farmers, especially small organic farmers, in Canada today. I also describe a hope and determination amongst organic farmers who see themselves resisting the erosion of the rural landscape at the hands of powerful corporations and a dominant industrial model of food production. In the end, the organic farmers of Saskatchewan are recognized as part of a broad, coalitional and embryonic new social movement whose lifeworld, or cultural, focus reflects the post-modern character of contemporary society and presents some interesting challenges for social science.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMonsantoen_US
dc.subjectfarmingen_US
dc.subjectBayeren_US
dc.subjectintellectual propertyen_US
dc.subjectsocial movementsen_US
dc.subjecthabermasen_US
dc.subjectorganicen_US
dc.subjectSaskatchewanen_US
dc.subjectgenetic engineeringen_US
dc.titleBetween interests and ideals : an ethnographic investigation of organic farmers in Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGertler, Michael E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBaber, Zaheeren_US


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