Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa
Co-editors: William G. Moseley and Leslie C. Gray
Contributing author: Scott Lacy
Scott Lacy is a contributing author, "Cotton Casualties and Collectives: Re-inventing Farmer Collectives at the Expense of Rural Malian Communities."
Book description: Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa illuminates the connections between Africa and the global economy. The editors offer a compelling set of linked studies that detail one aspect of the globalization process in Africa, the cotton commodity chain. From global policy debates, to impacts on the natural environment, to the economic and social implications of this process, Hanging by a Thread explores cotton production in the postcolonial period from different disciplinary perspectives and in a range of national contexts. This approach makes the globalization process palpable by detailing how changes at the macroeconomic level play out on the ground in the world’s poorest region. Hanging by a Thread offers new insights on the region in a global context and provides a critical perspective on current and future development policy for Africa.
Lacy, Scott (2008). “Cotton casualties and collectives: re-inventing farmer collectives at the expense of rural Malian communities” in Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa. William G. Moseley and Leslie C. Gray, eds. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press.
Moseley, William G.; Gray, Leslie C.; and Lacy, Scott, "Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa" (2008). Sociology & Anthropology Faculty Book and Media Gallery. 13.