First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology (Science and Technology in Society) (Paperback)

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First the Seed spotlights the history of plant breeding and shows how efforts to control the seed have shaped the emergence of the agricultural biotechnology industry. This second edition of a classic work in the political economy of science includes an extensive, new chapter updating the analysis to include the most recent developments in the struggle over the direction of crop genetic engineering.

1988 Cloth, 1990 Paperback, Cambridge University Press
Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Award of the Agricultural History Society
Winner of the Robert K. Merton Award of the American Sociological Association

About the Author


Jack Ralph Kloppenburg Jr. is professor of rural sociology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Praise For…


"Kloppenburg is trying to put the thorny questions raised in the biotechnology debate into historical perspective."—Deborah Fitzgerald, ISIS


Product Details
ISBN: 9780299192440
ISBN-10: 029919244X
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: March 16th, 2005
Pages: 468
Language: English
Series: Science and Technology in Society