Food Politics

Food Politics
Author: Marion Nestle
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN: 0520275969
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Politics Book Excerpt:

Examines how marketing practices promote overeating and malnutrition, and discusses the influence the food industry has over government and health care.

Food Politics

Food Politics
Author: Queenbala Marak
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN: 1443859249
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Politics Book Excerpt:

Food and eating has always been endowed with meanings. It is one of the most visible and important symbols of identity and difference, uniting the members of a community and segregating them from other communities. This inclusion and exclusion can be observed not only in what they eat or what they are known to eat, but also how they eat, how they prepare and serve their food, and what happens after food is taken. The study of food politics and questions of identity and difference can, therefore, be a means of understanding the underlying social relations in any culture and its quiescent philosophy. This ethnographic work discusses the politics inherent in food among the Garos of Assam (India) and Bangladesh. In these two areas, they live as a minority, and with and in the peripheries of a dominant non-Garo culture. Thus, this book examines the ways in which Garos conceptualize themselves and the ‘other’ world through the microcosm of food – the most important need of all. It discusses, among other topics, how the concepts of Garo food versus non-Garo food find fruition in social reality and collective memory, as an identity marker.

Unsettling Food Politics

Unsettling Food Politics
Author: Christopher Mayes
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 1786600986
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsettling Food Politics Book Excerpt:

This book uses current debates over Michel Foucault’s method of genealogy as a practice of critique to reveal the historical constitution of contemporary alternative food discourses.

Food Politics

Food Politics
Author: Robert Paarlberg,Robert L. Paarlberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-10
ISBN: 0199322384
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Politics Book Excerpt:

In a lively and easy-to-navigate, question-and-answer format, Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape.

Embodied Food Politics

Embodied Food Politics
Author: Michael S. Carolan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1317144945
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embodied Food Politics Book Excerpt:

While the phenomenon of embodied knowledge is becoming integrated into the social sciences, critical geography, and feminist research agendas it continues to be largely ignored by agro-food scholars. This book helps fill this void by inserting into the food literature living, feeling, sensing bodies and will be of interest to food scholars as well as those more generally interested in the phenomenon known as embodied realism. This book is about the materializations of food politics; "materializations", in this case, referring to our embodied, sensuous, and physical connectivities to food production and consumption. It is through these materializations, argues Carolan, that we know food (and the food system more generally), others and ourselves.

The Oxford Handbook of Food Politics and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Food  Politics  and Society
Author: Ronald J. Herring
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 886
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0195397770
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Food Politics and Society Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the complex interrelationships between food and agriculture, politics, and society. More specifically, it considers the political aspects of three basic economic questions: what is to be produced? how is it to be produced? how it is to be distributed? It also outlines three unifying themes running through the politics of answering these societal questions with regard to food, namely: ecology, technology and property.

The World Food Problem and U S Food Politics and Policies

The World Food Problem and U S  Food Politics and Policies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agricultural assistance, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Activism in Food Politics

Global Activism in Food Politics
Author: A. Mann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 1137341408
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Activism in Food Politics Book Excerpt:

Who should provide food, and through what relationships? Whose livelihoods should be protected? For over 20 years the peasant farmers of La Via Campesina have been engaged in the fight against injustice, hunger and poverty under the banner of food sovereignty, 'the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems'. They campaign for healthy, sustainable alternatives to an industrial food system controlled by agribusiness companies and the architects of unfair trade agreements. This book draws on grounded case studies of agrarian movements in the Americas and Europe as exemplars of a 'power shift,' as local opposition scales up to global action in an effort to wrest control of our food away from transnational corporations and back to communities.

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics
Author: Alana Mann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2019-04-05
ISBN: 1351068873
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics Book Excerpt:

As awareness of the commodification of food for profit at the expense of our health and the planet grows, this book foregrounds the communicative dimensions of resistance by food movements. Voice and participation are argued by the author to be the means through which rural and urban communities can, and in many cases do, resist the capture of value by corporate actors and work to democratise their foodscapes. Her critical analysis of meaning-making under neo-liberalism suggests that agroecology, as a socially activating form of agriculture within a food sovereignty framework, provides an example of social learning relevant across rural/urban and North/South divides. Embracing indigenous knowledge, gender equity and postcolonial theory, this approach mobilises growers and eaters to contest the power structures that shape their food environments, and also to focus on social and economic justice within their communities, particularly in the context of climate change. Participatory ecologies that incorporate these forms of social learning encourage the co-creation of inclusive foodscapes and politicise food justice. Such a positive framing of resistance through horizontal pedagogy, participation, communication and social learning processes contrasts with the vertical dissemination structure of the corporatised food regime and takes vital steps towards a more democratic food system. Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics will be of interest to scholars of agri-food, transdisciplinary food studies and political economy of food systems. It will also be of relevance to NGOs and policymakers.

The Archaeology and Politics of Food and Feasting in Early States and Empires

The Archaeology and Politics of Food and Feasting in Early States and Empires
Author: Tamara L. Bray
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007-05-28
ISBN: 0306482460
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology and Politics of Food and Feasting in Early States and Empires Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the commensal politics of early states and empires and offers a comparative perspective on how food and feasting have figured in the political calculus of archaic states in both the Old and New Worlds. It provides a cross-cultural and comparative analysis for scholars and graduate students concerned with the archaeology of complex societies, the anthropology of food and feasting, ancient statecraft, archaeological approaches to micro-political processes, and the social interpretation of prehistoric pottery.

The Social Archaeology of Food

The Social Archaeology of Food
Author: Christine A. Hastorf
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN: 1107153360
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Archaeology of Food Book Excerpt:

This book offers a global perspective on the role food has played in shaping human societies, through both individual and collective identities. It integrates ethnographic and archaeological case studies from the European and Near Eastern Neolithic, Han China, ancient Cahokia, Classic Maya, the Inka and many other periods and regions, to ask how the meal in particular has acted as a social agent in the formation of society, economy, culture and identity. Drawing on a range of social theorists, Hastorf provides a theoretical toolkit essential for any archaeologist interested in foodways. Studying the social life of food, this book engages with taste, practice, the meal and the body to discuss power, identity, gender and meaning that creates our world as it created past societies.

Foodies

Foodies
Author: Josee Johnston,Shyon Baumann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-12-19
ISBN: 1317745019
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foodies Book Excerpt:

This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The second story describes how food operates as a source of status and distinction for economic and cultural elites, indirectly maintaining and reproducing social inequality. While the first storyline insists that anybody can be a foodie, the second asks foodies to look in the mirror and think about their relative social and economic privilege. By simultaneously considering both of these stories, and studying how they operate in tension, a delicious sociology of food becomes available, perfect for teaching a broad range of cultural sociology courses.

Food Justice Now

Food Justice Now
Author: Joshua Sbicca
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 1452957436
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Justice Now Book Excerpt:

A rallying cry to link the food justice movement to broader social justice debates The United States is a nation of foodies and food activists, many of them progressives, and yet their overwhelming concern for what they consume often hinders their engagement with social justice more broadly. Food Justice Now! charts a path from food activism to social justice activism that integrates the two. It calls on the food-focused to broaden and deepen their commitment to the struggle against structural inequalities both within and beyond the food system. In an engrossing, historically grounded, and ethnographically rich narrative, Joshua Sbicca argues that food justice is more than just a myopic focus on food, allowing scholars and activists alike to investigate the causes behind inequities and evaluate and implement political strategies to overcome them. Focusing on carceral, labor, and immigration crises, Sbicca tells the stories of three California-based food movement organizations, showing that when activists use food to confront neoliberal capitalism and institutional racism, they can creatively expand how to practice and achieve food justice. Sbicca sets his central argument in opposition to apolitical and individual solutions, discussing national food movement campaigns and the need for economically and racially just food policies—a matter of vital public concern with deep implications for building collective power across a diversity of interests.

Food and Femininity

Food and Femininity
Author: Kate Cairns,Josée Johnston
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 0857857746
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food and Femininity Book Excerpt:

Over the space of a few generations, women's relationship with food has changed dramatically. Yet – despite significant advances in gender equality – food and femininity remain closely connected in the public imagination as well as the emotional lives of women. While women encounter food-related pressures and pleasures as individuals, the social challenge to perform food femininities remains: as the nurturing mother, the talented home cook, the conscientious consumer, the svelte and health-savvy eater. In Food and Femininity, Kate Cairns and Josée Johnston explore these complex and often emotionally-charged tensions to demonstrate that food is essential to the understanding of femininity today. Drawing on extensive qualitative research in Toronto, they present the voices of over 100 food-oriented men and women from a range of race and class backgrounds. Their research reveals gendered expectations to purchase, prepare, and enjoy food within the context of time crunches, budget restrictions, political commitments, and the pressure to manage health and body weight. The book analyses how women navigate multiple aspects of foodwork for themselves and others, from planning meals, grocery shopping, and feeding children, to navigating conflicting preferences, nutritional and ethical advice, and the often-inequitable division of household labour. What emerges is a world in which women's choices continue to be closely scrutinized – a world where 'failing' at food is still perceived as a failure of femininity. A compelling rethink of contemporary femininity, this is an indispensable read for anyone interested in the sociology of food, gender studies and consumer culture.

New Directions in Agrarian Political Economy

New Directions in Agrarian Political Economy
Author: Ryan Isakson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1317424824
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Directions in Agrarian Political Economy Book Excerpt:

How relevant are the classic theories of agrarian change in the contemporary context? This volume explores this question by focusing upon the defining features of agrarian transformation in the 21st century: the financialization of food and agriculture, the blurring of rural and urban livelihoods through migration and other economic activities, forest transition, climate change, rural indebtedness, the co-evolution of social policy and moral economies, and changing property relations. Combined, the eleven contributions to this collection provide a broad overview of agrarian studies over the past four decades and identify the contemporary frontiers of agrarian political economy. In this path-breaking collection, the authors show how new iterations of long evident processes continue to catch peasants and smallholders in the crosshairs of crises and how many manage to face these challenges, developing new sources and sites of livelihood production. This volume was published as part one of the special double issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Journal of Peasant Studies.

Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin

Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin
Author: Emil Sandstrom,Anders Jagerskog,Terje Oestigaard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN: 1317414357
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land and Hydropolitics in the Nile River Basin Book Excerpt:

The Nile River Basin supports the livelihoods of millions of people in Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda, principally as water for agriculture and hydropower. The resource is the focus of much contested development, not only between upstream and downstream neighbours, but also from countries outside the region. This book investigates the water, land and energy nexus in the Nile Basin. It explains how the current surge in land and energy investments, both by foreign actors as well as domestic investors, affects already strained transboundary relations in the region and how investments are intertwined within wider contexts of Nile Basin history, politics and economy. Overall, the book presents a range of perspectives, drawing on political science, international relations theory, sociology, history and political ecology.

The Economics and Politics of Food Under Labor Mobility

The Economics and Politics of Food Under Labor Mobility
Author: Chung Sik Yoo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The International Handbook of Political Ecology

The International Handbook of Political Ecology
Author: Raymond L Bryant
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN: 0857936174
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Handbook of Political Ecology Book Excerpt:

The International Handbook of Political Ecology features chapters by leading scholars from around the world in a unique collection exploring the multi-disciplinary field of political ecology. This landmark volume canvasses key developments, topics, iss

The Routledge Handbook of Community Development Research

The Routledge Handbook of Community Development Research
Author: Lynda Shevellar,Peter Westoby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-02-19
ISBN: 1317043863
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Community Development Research Book Excerpt:

This handbook sets a new research agenda in community development. The contributors redefine existing areas within the context of interdisciplinary research, highlight emerging areas for community development related research, and provide researchers and post-graduate students with ideas and encouragement for future research activity. To do this, the editors have deliberately chosen to frame this book not through a traditional sociological lens of class, race and gender, but through a "Wicked Problems" framework. Drawing upon the work of 37 international authors, in diverse settings such as West Papua, Peru, the USA and Australia; and with methodologies equally as diverse, from case studies and interviews to the use of music and story-telling, this handbook focuses upon five Wicked Problems: forced displacement; family, gender and child related violence; indigenous marginalisation; climate change and food security; and human survival in the context of disaster and recovery work. By drawing together leading scholars from community development, social work and social policy, this handbook provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for both scholars and practitioners and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and in the field.

The Routledge History of American Foodways

The Routledge History of American Foodways
Author: Jennifer Jensen Wallach,Lindsey R. Swindall,Michael D. Wise
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN: 1317975227
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge History of American Foodways Book Excerpt:

The Routledge History of American Foodways provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding the history of food in the Americas from the pre-colonial era to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest food studies research, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades in this crucial field. The volume is composed of four parts. The first part explores the significant developments in US food history in one of five time periods to situate the topical and thematic chapters to follow. The second part examines the key ingredients in the American diet throughout time, allowing authors to analyze many of these foods as items that originated in or dramatically impacted the Americas as a whole, and not just the United States. The third part focuses on how these ingredients have been transformed into foods identified with the American diet, and on how Americans have produced and presented these foods over the last four centuries. The final section explores how food practices are a means of embodying ideas about identity, showing how food choices, preferences, and stereotypes have been used to create and maintain ideas of difference. Including essays on all the key topics and issues, The Routledge History of American Foodways comprises work from a leading group of scholars and presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of food in American culture.