Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South
Like the Green Revolution of the 1960s, a “Blue Revolution” has taken place in global aquaculture. Geared towards quenching the appetite of privileged consumers in the global North, it has come at a high price for the South: ecological devastation, displacement of rural subsistence farmers, and labour exploitation. The uncomfortable truth is that food security for affluent consumers depends on a foundation of social and ecological devastation in the producing countries.
In Confronting the Blue Revolution, Md Saidul Islam uses the shrimp farming industry in Bangladesh and across the global South to show the social and environmental impact of industrialized aquaculture. The book pushes us to reconsider our attitudes to consumption patterns in the developed world, neoliberal environmental governance, and the question of sustainability.
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- Page Count: 248 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 8.9in
Reviews“Presenting a wealth of details on aquaculture in the global South, Confronting the Blue Revolution is an interesting read on a very relevant and controversial issue.”
Peter J.M. Oosterveer, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy, Department of Social Sciences, Wageningen University, Netherlands
“Weaving together complex debates on the food system, development, and global governance in an original and insightful way, Confronting the Blue Revolution is a carefully written, detailed, and articulate study. Professor Islam provides us with important insights into industrialization and standardization of food production and processing and into the patterns and impacts of local and regional integration into global markets.”
Mustafa Koç, Department of Sociology and Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University
Author InformationMd Saidul Islam is an assistant professor in the Division of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Table of contents
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
Chapter 1: Introduction: Globalizing Food and Industrial Aquaculture
Chapter 2: Analytical Framework: Global Agro-Food Commodity Chains, Environmental Governance, Agrarian Transformation, and Gender Relations
Chapter 3: Neoliberalism and the Emergence of the Blue Revolution in the Global South
Chapter 4: The Blue Revolution and Environmental Dilemmas: Resistance and Response
Chapter 5: The International Environmental Regulations Regimes
Chapter 6: Agrarian Transformation and Local Regulations
Chapter 7: Gender and Employment Relations
Chapter 8: Conclusion: Industrial Aquaculture, Future Trends and Sustainability
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