Dr James E. Addicott is the author of The Precision Farming Revolution: Global Drivers of Local Agricultural Methods (Palgrave Macmillian, 2020). James was awarded his PhD by The University of Cambridge’s Department of Sociology in 2018. James currently lectures and teaches Sociology and Criminology at a number of universities in and around the West Country of England.
James’ academic interests include social and cultural theory, drawing from critical realism and actor-network theory, and classical social theory (Marx, Durkheim and Weber). His research interests include modern agriculture, farm and food, pirate radio DJs and Bristol’s Riots. He is currently researching for a follow up publication entitled The Local Growers Revolution and a debut publication in social and cultural theory. For enquires about resarch and academic tuition, please follow the links below.
The Precision Farming Revolution: Global Drivers of Local Agricultural Methods
The Precision Farming Revolution: Global Drivers of Local Agricultural Methods, is now available for download as a eBook via the Palgrave Macmillain and Springer websites.
This book connects debates and issues around precision farming technologies to show that farmers’ engagement with these technologies is influenced, but not exclusively determined, by economic and food-productivity factors. As a social scientist, James Addicott makes a clear case for factors other than just ‘efficiency’ playing a role in the adoption of precision farming. It is a must read for all students in the food and agriculture sector who seek to gain a balanced, realist understanding of how the global Precision Farming Revolution shapes and is shaped by the active agency of local farmers.
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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