A Political Ecology of Shrimp Aquaculture in Thailand1

@article{Vandergeest2009APE,
  title={A Political Ecology of Shrimp Aquaculture in Thailand1},
  author={Peter Vandergeest and M. Flaherty and P. Miller},
  journal={Rural Sociology},
  year={2009},
  volume={64},
  pages={573-596}
}
ABSTRACT This paper uses themes from political ecology to develop insights into the billion dollar shrimp aquaculture sector in Thailand. We find that corporations can exercise only limited control over shrimp production and that there is no clear trend toward larger operations. We explain the continued viability of small owner-operated farms by looking at how shrimp farming is located in physical and social space, and at the ability of owner-operators to work within the highly unstable socio… Expand
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