Tobacco Capitalism: Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry

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Index
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activism. See tobacco-control movement; unions (labor reforms)
Adorno, Theodor, 128
advertisements for cigarettes, 8, 208; apology politics and, 268; glamorization of cigarette smoking and, 40; government regulations and, 42, 51, 54, 60, 61; harm reduction strategies and, 40, 45, 52, 56; health risks and, 40; individual responsibility and, 146, 267, 268, 269; innovations in, 72–73; international tobacco control and, 259, 260; international tobacco trade and, 258; logos, 38; Marlboro Man, 18, 45, 84–85, 86, 87–88, 137, 245; nicotine addiction and, 45; product designs and, 8, 48, 52, 54, 55, 59, 144–45, 147; statistics, 142; youth market and, 54, 128
African slave labor, 9, 31, 67–68, 78, 89–90, 170, 267, 272
Agee, James, 188
agrarian life. See black farmers; family farms; loss of farms; white farmers
Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, 80–81
Agricultural Extension Service, 80, 85, 90–94, 109–10, 117, 142, 243, 245
agro-chemicals (pesticides), 59, 135, 147, 151, 157, 239, 244, 258
AHEAD (Alliance for Health, Economic, and Agriculture Development), 53n
alterity. See Other/otherness
alternative crops, 140–43; Buyout of 2004 and, 129–30, 262–63; government regulations and, 8, 45–46, 254; heritage of tobacco farming and, 140; international tobacco control and, 264; landlords/ landowners and, 79–80; morality of production and, 140–42; public health groups and, 140, 142; sharecropping system and, 77, 79–80
Altman, David G., 10, 142
Altria Group, 39, 47, 50n. See also Philip Morris
American Cancer Society, 37–38, 42–43
American exceptionalism, 267, 268, 269–70, 272–73
American Heart Association, 37–38, 42–43
Americanization discourse, 224–25
American Tobacco Company, 259
Anderson, Benedict, 111
antitobacco movement. See tobacco-control movement
apology politics, 218, 224–25, 267, 268, 269, 272–73 See also sorriness
Appalachia, tobacco agriculture in, 11, 28, 31, 68, 71, 73
auctions, 64, 73–75, 74; contract system compared with, 135, 147–50, 156, 158, 160; New Deal reforms and, 98–99
B3K grade of tobacco, 211, 223
Barthes, Roland, 175n, 193
Benjamin, Walter, 208
Berlant, Lauren, 4–5, 19–21, 31, 138–39, 255, 270
betrayed/stiffed concept, 17–19, 27–28
Biehl, João, 26, 56, 165
biocapitalism, 38, 55–57, 136
biomedical industries (pharmaceutical industries), 1, 6–8, 10, 52–53, 56–57, 60. See also harm reduction strategies (reduced-risk tobacco products)
biopolitics; politics of life (biopower), 20–22, 38, 42, 57–58, 136, 159, 206
black farmers: agrarian life and, 75, 82–84; auctions and, 73–75; blackness and, 8, 30; contract system and, 149, 161; debt load for growers and, 241–46; hardship experiences and, 117, 120; lawsuit against USDA by, 117–20, 249; loss of farms and, 247; pickup trucks and, 93, 180; population statistics, 69–70; social justice for, 117–18, 214, 248–50; sorriness and, 245–48; sorry state and,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I- The Tobacco Industry, Public Health, and Agrarian Change 35
  • Chapter 1- Most Admired Company 37
  • Chapter 2- The Jungle 63
  • Chapter 3- Enemies of Tobacco 96
  • Part II- Innocence and Blame in American Society 133
  • Chapter 4- Good, Clean Tobacco 135
  • Chapter 5- El Campo 166
  • Chapter 6- Sorriness 210
  • Conclusion Reflections on the Tobacco Industry (and American Exceptionalism) 258
  • Bibliography 275
  • Index 307
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