Offering a rare glimpse of rural life in modern-day Cuba, thisbook examines how ordinary Cubans carve out their own spaces for'appropriate' acts of consumption, exchange, andproduction within the contradictory normative and material spacesof everyday economic life.
* Discusses the conflict between the socialist-welfare ideal offood as an entitlement and the market value of food as acommodity
* Bridges the fields of human geography and anthropology
* Approaches food networks and the scale of food systems in anovel way
* Provides a comprehensive look at Cuba today, with coverage ofhistory, politics, economics, and social and environmentaljustice
* Enhanced by vivid photos from the field