California & the Fictions of Capital

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Index
Adams, R. L., 113. See also Farm Management
agrarianism, xv, 124-125, 227n. 5
Agricultural Ditch and Water Company, 155
agriculture
arguments for corporate efficiency in, 100-104
and branch banking, 70-77
circulation of capital in California, ix, 215-217
and development of East Coast markets, 12
and discursive constructions of race, 90-96, 97-99, 223n. 16
disunity of production and working times in, 36-37, 39-40, 42-44
diversification of, 7-8, 115. See also Bank of Italy; citrus
importance of labor to development of, 222n. 8
and industrialization, 20, 21, 157
and land boom of 1880s, 155, 157
and land subdivision, 11
overproduction in, 55, 64
and representations of circulating capital, 77-80, 216-218. See also rural realism
and settlement patterns, 9
shift of mining profits to, 215
and spatial distribution of crop regions in California, 10
spatial division of labor in, 10
and transformation from wheat to specialty crops, 7-11, 223-224n. 5
urbanization and, 18, 19, 21, 155
waged labor in, 83, 224n. 9, 226n. 5
See also capitalism in agriculture; circulation of capital; labor agriculture and urbanization in fiction, 172
Aiken, Charles, 192
Aiken, Ednah, 176, 186-187. See also The River
Alabama Gates. See Owens Valley Controversy
Alamo River, 178
Alhambra Addition Water Company, 155
Alien Land Act of 1913, 85-86
American Federation of Labor, 88-89
and Japanese-Mexican Labor Association, 88
racism in, 88
American Savings Bank of Los Angeles, 231n. 2

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction - The Alchemy of Capital and Nature ix
  • Part I - Making Geographies 1
  • 1 - Rural Commodity Regimes 3
  • 2 - Nature and Fictitious Capital 28
  • 3 - Toward Rural Realism Variable Capital, Variable Capitalists, and the Fictions of Capital 81
  • Part II - Excavating Geographical Imaginations 115
  • 4 - Mussel Slough and the Contradictions of Squatter Capitalism 123
  • 5 - Realty Redux 150
  • 6 - Romancing the Sand 175
  • 7 - Take Me to the River 196
  • 8 - Conclusion 215
  • Notes 219
  • References 235
  • Index 251
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