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dc.contributor.advisorWestgren, Randall E.eng
dc.contributor.authorHill, Lindsay Meng
dc.date.issued2017eng
dc.date.submitted2017 Falleng
dc.descriptionField of study: Agricultural economics.eng
dc.descriptionDr. Randall Westgren, Thesis Supervisor.eng
dc.description"December 2017."eng
dc.description.abstractThroughout the United States, the agriculture industry has witnessed a demographic shift in its farming population- becoming older, more white, and dominated by men. It, therefore, is imperative that we seek to understand the causes and implications of this trend, especially for populations that may be excluded from market entry in this industry. Drawing on the literatures of ethnic enclaves, social networks, social capital, collective action, and collective entrepreneurship, this research project conducts a case study of the impact of structural racialization in the U.S. agriculture industry on the entrepreneurial opportunities facing the Hmong community in the Twin Cities, Minnesota region. It finds socially disadvantaged farmers, like the Hmong growers of the Twin Cities, face significant structural challenges in engaging in agricultural production on a small-scale. Additionally, this research argues the presence of an entrepreneurial organization working in pursuit of collective action and cooperative behavior is essential to combating the industry's structural challenges and promoting the success of the individual entrepreneurs of color who operate within the mainstream economy.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 77-87).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (v, 87 pages) : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.merlinb12919850xeng
dc.identifier.oclc1099282421eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/63520
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.source.originalSubmitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.titleCombating structural racialization in the agriculture industry : a case study of Hmong social capital and collective entrepreneurship in the Twin Cities, MN regioneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural economics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantor[University of Missouri--Columbia]eng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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