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Brian K. Obach

Brian K. Obach is Professor of Sociology at State University of New York, New Paltz.Brian K. Obach is Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at New Paltz and the author of Labor and the Environmental Movement: The Quest for Common Ground (MIT Press).

Titles by This Author

The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

In the early 1970s, organic farming was an obscure agricultural practice, associated with the counterculture rather than commerce. Today, organic agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry; organic food can be found on the shelves of every supermarket in America. In Organic Struggle, Brian Obach examines the evolution of the organic movement in the United States, a movement that seeks to transform our system of agriculture and how we think about food.

The Quest for Common Ground

Relations between organized labor and environmental groups are typically characterized as adversarial, most often because of the specter of job loss invoked by industries facing environmental regulation. But, as Brian Obach shows, the two largest and most powerful social movements in the United States actually share a great deal of common ground.