In this compelling work, Heidi Tinsman has opened up new ways to conceptualize transnationalism in history. This study of Chilean agricultural capitalism and the politics of consumption during the second half of the twentieth century excavates a series of stories that link Chile and the United States, showing how the actions of states, workers, agricultural elites, technocrats, and political activists of all stripes shaped the history of both countries, particularly the grape-producing regions of Chile's Central Valley and California. Tinsman deliberately explores different methodological approaches in each chapter, producing a sprawling fusion of materialist political economy, cultural studies, feminist analysis, and labor history. In the process, she shows us not only how transnational frameworks can illuminate our empirical understanding of history but also how they can open up the cross-fertilization of distinct intellectual traditions rooted in different parts of the world.

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