et capitalisme: lecture critique d'un debate.
Globally integrated consumption, they claim, involves "simplifying nature into a global latifundium
. This process includes both a homogenizing intervention, as with California agriculture's reliance upon vast expanses of a single crop, and a forceful interdiction to sustain that intervention, as with aerial spraying of pesticide over the Los Angeles basin to eradicate the fruit flies attracted to vast expanses of certain single crops" (159).
The North American wilderness, a part of the world landscape that has done much to shape the ecological imagination, if not modem memory, is not a croft or latifundium
or volkischer Bauer but an unengineered, still largely untouched place.
It may also result from the fact that pan of the farming population is denied access to land suitable for farming by institutional barriers, as it is the case in Latin America with its dualism between latifundium and minifundium.
Agrarian reforms can be decisive particularly in Latin America where the dualism between latifundium and minifundium is the predominant cause of poverty and unsustainable production systems.
One is that the latifundium
, irrespective of whether it appears as a plantation or a hacienda today, was typically born as a commercial enterprise which created for itself the institutions which permitted it to respond to increased demand in the world or national market by expanding the amount of its land, capital, and labor and to increase the supply of its products.
citizen with Costa Rican nationality, operated a notorious latifundium
on the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Puisque l'architecture traditionnelle des latifundiums
comblait avec peine les attentes du nouveau systeme en place, il devenait necessaire d'adapter la donne.