Edited by: Stephanie Paladino and Brandi Janssen
Print ISSN: 1048-4876
Online ISSN: 1556-486X
Frequency: Bi-annual

CULTURE, AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT publishes position papers, discussions of theoretical developments and methods of inquiry, results of empirical research, and book and film reviews from any tradition of scholarship. Central to the mission of CAFE is work that explores and demonstrates the connections between the full array of cultural dimensions and the environment, ecology, agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, natural resources, energy, water, food, and nutrition.

CAFE also welcomes contributions on matters related to sustainability and biodiversity. Dialogue between scholars, activists, and others interested in these matters is encouraged. CULTURE, AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT has an interdisciplinary readership among anthropologists and archaeologists, as well as researchers and practitioners in related fields including sociology, agricultural economics, food studies, policy sciences, and diverse branches of farming and natural resources management.

CAFE is published two times a year by the Culture and Agriculture Section of the American Anthropological Association, and is a benefit of membership. It may also be obtained by subscription. Inquiries concerning memberships or checks for subscriptions should be directed to:

Culture and Agriculture
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CAFE publishes full research articles (up to 6500 words, including references); brief research commentaries, technical reports, review essays, and grassroots profiles (3500 words with minimal references included); and book, film, and teaching resource reviews (about 1500 words). CAFE is indexed on Scopus as well as the CARL Uncover database.

Tables and Figures:  Include no more than 3, and number these according to importance.  Graphics should supplement the text, and not duplicate descriptive material.  Format your tables and figures tightly spaced using a nine point font.

Submissions and Inquiries should be sent electronically to:
Stephanie Paladino and Brandi Janssen, Co-Editors
University of Iowa
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What to Submit:
Please send two electronic copies of your manuscript as a Word document.  One copy should contain a title page with full contact information; the second copy should have no author-identifying information on the cover page or in other parts of the manuscript, with personal identifiers removed from security and user property settings.  Please also suggest up to three potential reviewers, including their contact information. Manuscripts should not be under consideration by any other publication.  The manuscript should include the following:  a)title page; b) abstract with 5-6 keywords; c) text; d) endnotes, if applicable; e) References Cited; f) figures and  tables

Title Page:
The title page should include the title, author(s) name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and full contact information, including current mailing and electronic addresses. In the event of multiple authors, please indicate the lead contact for correspondence. Please include a two-sentence, biographic statement regarding each author’s disciplinary and institutional affiliations and areas of specialization.

Manuscript Form:
For all submissions other than book and film reviews, please include an abstract of 100–150 words, summarizing the essential points. The abstract should end with a bracketed list of 5–6 key words. All material should be typed in 12-point font and double-spaced, including quotations and references.  At the end of the manuscript, place in the following order:  endnotes (if applicable); References Cited; tables and figures, each labeled with corresponding number and caption and location in the manuscript text indicated. Page length is inclusive of references, notes, graphics, and images. All pages should be numbered.

Reference and citation style:
References Cited should follow Chicago style.

In-text citations should be placed in the body of the text in parentheses, with the author’s name, year of publication, and page (Wolf 1982:156–157), or if the author is named in the text, by year and page (1982:156–157). Up to three authors are cited using full names (Eastman, King, and Meadows 1997). Works with four or more authors are cited as (Bromley et al. 1992). If the citation refers to more than one work, list the works in alphabetical order by the author’s name and separate the items by commas (Allmen 2007, Bonnerjea 2005, Goitom 2014).  When an institution serves as the author, in-text citation uses the acronym (CFA 1986); the institution’s full name, followed by its acronym in parenthesis, is used in the References Cited section (see examples, below).

In the References Cited section, all authors’ names are given in full. Multiple items by the same author are listed chronologically. Multiple items by the same author having the same publication date are distinguished by letters (1995a, 1995b, 1995c). Be sure to indicate inclusive pages and volume numbers for articles in periodicals, and inclusive pages and names of editors for articles in anthologies.  Every item referred to in the text must appear in the References Cited list. Do not include any item in the References Cited if it has not been cited in the text

Examples of style for References Cited section:
*note: the spacing below is not representative due to problems with blog code. 7 spaces are needed before the publication year*

Burton, Frank
1978 The Politics of Legitimacy. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

De Walt, Kathleen M.
1983a Income and Dietary Adequacy in an Agriculture Community. Social Science and Medicine 17:1877-1886.
1983b Nutritional Strategies and Agricultural Change in a Mexican Community. Ann Arbor, MI: IMI Research Press.

Ellen, R.F., ed.
1984 Ethnographic Research: A Guide to General Conduct. London: Academic Press.

Simonelli, Jeanne
2014 Why Endnote Doesn’t Make Bibliographies Easier. Recent Anthropology 7:552-559.

Nash, June
1976 Ethnology in a Revolutionary Setting. In Ethnics and Anthropology: Dilemmas in Fieldwork. M. Rynkiewich and J. Spradley, eds. Pp. 148-166. New York: Wiley.

Reynolds, Paul. D.
1972 On the Protection of Human Subjects and Social Science. International Social Science Journal 24:693-719.
1979 Ethical Dilemmas and Social Science Research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Stuart, James W.
1978 Subsistence Ecology of the Isthmus Nahuat Indians of Southern Veracruz. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Riverside.

Additional style guidelines:
Direct quotations of five or more typed lines must be indented from both left and right margins. Do not use quotation marks. Give the reference for such a quotation in the sentence immediately preceding, if at all possible. Omissions in a quotation are indicated by ellipses (three spaced dots); the third dot does not substitute for a period.

The final authority on spelling will be Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. In a direct quotation, however, the spelling of the original is followed, even it is incorrect. An incorrect spelling is indicated by [sic].

Acronyms do not carry periods. Very familiar acronyms may stand without explanation (e.g., UN, USA, USAID, EEC), but unfamiliar titles are written out in full at first mention, followed by a parenthetical acronym that is used thereafter, e.g., Processing Strawberry Advisory Board (PSAB).

Numbers from one to ten are spelled out; all others are expressed as numerals, including such constructions as 5,000 (rather than five thousand). A number expressing percentage is written as a numeral followed by the symbol (e.g., 5%, not five percent). Monetary expressions are to be written as numerals and symbols (e.g., $8,000, not eight thousand dollars). Provide US dollar equivalents for all other currencies if at all possible. Century designations are numerals, and century is not capitalized (e.g., 18th century). A decade is referred to as the 1980s (not the the eighties). When inclusive pages are cited, no digits are omitted [e.g., (Burton 1978:164-179)], but when a span of years in a single century is indicated, the first two digits of the second number may be omitted (e.g., ã1965-80″). If a number begins a sentence, it must be written out.

Common units of measurement are left in abbreviated form; numbers associated with such abbreviations are left as numerals (e.g., 6km, not six kilometers). Use metric units whenever possible.

For all other questions of style, usage, and punctuation, consult the latest edition of A Manual of Style, University of Chicago Press. More detailed information for authors can also be found on the Culture & Agriculture web page— the Wiley web site—

Table of Contents
V35(2) DEC 2013

*Farming as a Way of Life: Precarious and Complex*
Stephanie Paladino and Jeanne Simonelli

*Actor-Networks, Farmer Decisions and Identity*
Benjamin J. Gray and Jane W. Gibson
*Contested Ecologies: Gender, Genies, and Agricultural Knowledge in
Erin Dean
*Land Degradation, Faith-Based Organizations, and Sustainability in Senegal*
Laura L. Cochrane
*Coffee Tourism in Chiapas: Recasting Colonial Narratives for Contemporary Markets*
Sarah Lyon

Research Reports and Commentaries
*Anthropology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge: A summary of
quantitative approaches to traditional knowledge, market participation, and
Elizabeth A. Olson
*Killer Corn and Capitalist Pigs: Forensic Noir and Television Portrayals of Modern Agricultural
Annie R. Specht

Book Reviews
*Targeting the USDA, One Program at a Time*
*Cornucopia: Leveraging Agriculture to improve Health and Nutrition*
(D. Patrick Johnson)
Reviewed by Brent A. Wasser
*The War on Bugs *
(Will Allen)
Reviewed by Daniel Schneider and Joan P. Mencher
*The Built Environment and Public Health *
(Russell P. Lopez)
Reviewed by Gregory Gullette

Film Reviews
*Yellow Fever: The Navajo Uranium Legacy*
(Co-producers Tina Garnanez, Jay Minton)
Reviewed by Katherine O. Donnell

Free, downloadable articles (temporary period only)

Journal Editors
Stephanie Paladino, PhD
Affiliated Research Scholar, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
University of Georgia

Jeanne Simonelli, PhD
Department of Anthropology
Wake Forest University

Editorial advisory Board
Susan Andreatta, PhD
University of North Carolina Greensboro

David A Cleveland, PhD
Environmental Studies Program
University of California
Santa Barbara

Todd Crane, Phd
International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi.

Paul Durrenberger, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
Professor Emeritus
Penn State University

Marc Edelman, PhD
Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, CUNY

David Groenfeldt, Ph D
Director, Water-Culture Institute
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Julie A. Hogeland, PhD
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Business-Cooperative Programs

Murray Leaf, PhD
University of Texas at Dallas

Liz Olson, PhD
Global Health and Development
Environmental Science/Studies
Allegheny College

Analiese Richard, Ph.D.
School of International Studies
University of the Pacific
Stockton CA

Glenn Stone, PhD
Socio-cultural Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Washington University at St. Louis

Debarati Sen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Conflict Management
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia

John V. Stone, Ph.D.
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

James P, Verinis, PhD
Sociology and Anthropology
Salve Regina University

Student Members
Maria Elena Rodriguez, M.A.
Community Development, UC Davis

Greg de St. Maurice
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh