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The Resource Buzz : urban beekeeping and the power of the bee, Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut

Buzz : urban beekeeping and the power of the bee, Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut

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Buzz : urban beekeeping and the power of the bee
Title
Buzz
Title remainder
urban beekeeping and the power of the bee
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Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut
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Language
eng
Summary
"Bees are essential for human survival--one-third of all food on American dining tables depends on the labor of bees. Beyond pollination, the very idea of the bee is ubiquitous in our culture: we can feel buzzed; we can create buzz; we have worker bees, drones, and Queen bees; we establish collectives and even have communities that share a hive-mind. In Buzz, authors Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut convincingly argue that the power of bees goes beyond the food cycle, bees are our mascots, our models, and, unlike any other insect, are both feared and revered. In this fascinating account, Moore and Kosut travel into the land of urban beekeeping in New York City, where raising bees has become all the rage. We follow them as they climb up on rooftops, attend beekeeping workshops and honey festivals, and even put on full-body beekeeping suits and open up the hives. In the process, we meet a passionate, dedicated, and eclectic group of urban beekeepers who tend to their brood with an emotional and ecological connection that many find restorative and empowering. Kosut and Moore also interview professional beekeepers and many others who tend to their bees for their all-important production of a food staple: honey. The artisanal food shops that are so popular in Brooklyn are a perfect place to sell not just honey, but all manner of goods: soaps, candles, beeswax, beauty products, and even bee pollen. Buzz also examines media representations of bees, such as children's books, films, and consumer culture, bringing to light the reciprocal way in which the bee and our idea of the bee inform one another. Partly an ethnographic investigation and partly a meditation on the very nature of human/insect relations, Moore and Kosut argue that how we define, visualize, and interact with bees clearly reflects our changing social and ecological landscape, pointing to how we conceive of and create culture, and how, in essence, we create ourselves. Lisa Jean Moore is a feminist medical sociologist and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. Mary Kosut is Associate Professor of Media, Society and the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York. In the Biopolitics series"--
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contains biographical information
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1967-
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Moore, Lisa Jean
Dewey number
638/.1092097471
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF524.52.N7
LC item number
M66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kosut, Mary
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  • Urban bee culture
  • Beekeepers
  • Honeybee
  • Bee products
  • Bee culture
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Human-animal relationships
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  • NATURE / Ecology
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Buzz : urban beekeeping and the power of the bee, Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2800845/image/lgcover.9780814763063.jpg
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Catching the Buzz : Introduction -- Buzzing for Bees : From Model Insect to Urban Beekeeping -- Save the Bees : Colony Collapse Disorder and the Greening of the Bee -- Being with Bees : Intimate Entanglements Between Humans and Insects -- Domestic Entanglements with Bees : Sex and Gender -- Breeding Good Citizens : All American Insects -- Busy Bees : The Deployment of Bees -- Beyond Buzz : Becoming Bee Centered
Control code
1518479
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 241 pages
Isbn
9781479827381
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013015223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1518479
  • (OCoLC)844308855
Label
Buzz : urban beekeeping and the power of the bee, Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2800845/image/lgcover.9780814763063.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Catching the Buzz : Introduction -- Buzzing for Bees : From Model Insect to Urban Beekeeping -- Save the Bees : Colony Collapse Disorder and the Greening of the Bee -- Being with Bees : Intimate Entanglements Between Humans and Insects -- Domestic Entanglements with Bees : Sex and Gender -- Breeding Good Citizens : All American Insects -- Busy Bees : The Deployment of Bees -- Beyond Buzz : Becoming Bee Centered
Control code
1518479
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 241 pages
Isbn
9781479827381
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013015223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1518479
  • (OCoLC)844308855

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