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Critical Food Studies: Critical Food Studies

About the Series

The study of food has seldom been more pressing or prescient. From the intensifying globalization of food, a world-wide food crisis and the continuing inequalities of its production and consumption, to food's exploding media presence, and its growing re-connections to places and people through 'alternative food movements', this series promotes critical explorations of contemporary food cultures and politics. Building on previous but disparate scholarship, its overall aims are to develop innovative and theoretical lenses and empirical material in order to contribute to - but also begin to more fully delineate - the confines and confluences of an agenda of critical food research and writing. Of particular concern are original theoretical and empirical treatments of the materialisations of food politics, meanings and representations, the shifting political economies and ecologies of food production and consumption and the growing transgressions between alternative and corporatist food networks.

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Practising Empowerment in Post-Apartheid South Africa Wine, Ethics and Development

Practising Empowerment in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Wine, Ethics and Development

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By Agatha Herman
March 31, 2021

Despite the promise and optimism surrounding the post-apartheid transition, South African society continues to be highly racialised in its discourses, identities and practices, even within the very strategies that aim to change power relations and heal racialised divisions. Renowned for its brutal ...

Food System Transformations Social Movements, Local Economies, Collaborative Networks

Food System Transformations: Social Movements, Local Economies, Collaborative Networks

1st Edition

Edited By Cordula Kropp, Irene Antoni-Komar, Colin Sage
December 29, 2020

This book examines the role of local food movements, enterprises and networks in the transformation of the currently unsustainable global food system. It explores a series of innovations designed to re-integrate sustainable modes of food production and encourage food sovereignty. It provides ...

Shifting Food Facts Dietary Discourse in a Post-Truth Culture

Shifting Food Facts: Dietary Discourse in a Post-Truth Culture

1st Edition

By Alissa Overend
November 16, 2020

This book offers a much-needed reframing of food discourse by presenting alternative ways of thinking about the changing politics of food, eating, and nutrition. It examines critical epistemological questions of how food knowledge comes to be shaped and why we see pendulum swings when it comes to ...

Agrifood System Transitions in Brazil New Food Orders

Agrifood System Transitions in Brazil: New Food Orders

1st Edition

By Paulo André Niederle, Valdemar João Wesz Junior
October 30, 2020

This book explores the agrifood system transitions in Brazil to provide a new understanding of the trajectory of agriculture and rural development in this country. It accentuates the increasing diversifi cation and hybridization of food production and consumption practices throughout history. With...

Food Insecurity A Matter of Justice, Sovereignty, and Survival

Food Insecurity: A Matter of Justice, Sovereignty, and Survival

1st Edition

Edited By Tamar Mayer, Molly D. Anderson
July 24, 2020

This book explores the experiences, causes, and consequences of food insecurity in different geographical regions and historical eras. It highlights collective and political actions aimed at food sovereignty as solutions to mitigate suffering. Despite global efforts to end hunger, it persists and ...

Digital Food Cultures

Digital Food Cultures

1st Edition

Edited By Deborah Lupton, Zeena Feldman
March 09, 2020

This book explores the interrelations between food, technology and knowledge-sharing practices in producing digital food cultures. Digital Food Cultures adopts an innovative approach to examine representations and practices related to food across a variety of digital media: blogs and vlogs (video ...

Geographies of Meat Politics, Economy and Culture

Geographies of Meat: Politics, Economy and Culture

1st Edition

By Harvey Neo, Jody Emel
December 19, 2018

With the ever rising demand for meat around the world, the production of meat has changed dramatically in the past few decades. What has brought about the increasing popularity and attendant normalization of factory farms across many parts of the world? What are some of the ways to resist such...

Alternative Food Politics From the Margins to the Mainstream

Alternative Food Politics: From the Margins to the Mainstream

1st Edition

Edited By Michelle Phillipov, Katherine Kirkwood
December 13, 2018

Media interest in food has intensified in recent years, leading to a contemporary food landscape where ‘alternative’ food practices are increasingly visible. Concerns that were once exclusively the domain of activist movements motivated by environmental, animal rights, health and anti-corporate ...

Ecology, Capitalism and the New Agricultural Economy The Second Great Transformation

Ecology, Capitalism and the New Agricultural Economy: The Second Great Transformation

1st Edition

Edited By Gilles Allaire, Benoit Daviron
November 27, 2018

With increasing pressure on resources, the looming spectre of climate change and growing anxiety among eaters, ecology and food are at the heart of the political debates surrounding agriculture and diet. This unique contribution unravels agri-environmental issues at different spatial levels, from ...

Taste, Waste and the New Materiality of Food

Taste, Waste and the New Materiality of Food

1st Edition

By Bethaney Turner
November 15, 2018

Anthropocentric thinking produces fractured ecological perspectives that can perpetuate destructive, wasteful behaviours. Learning to recognise the entangled nature of our everyday relationships with food can encourage ethical ecological thinking and lay the foundations for more sustainable ...

Food Pedagogies

Food Pedagogies

1st Edition

Edited By Rick Flowers, Elaine Swan
February 12, 2018

In recent years everyone from politicians to celebrity chefs has been proselytizing about how we should grow, buy, prepare, present, cook, taste, eat and dispose of food. In light of this, contributors to this book argue that food has become the target of intensified pedagogical activity across a ...

Food and Media Practices, Distinctions and Heterotopias

Food and Media: Practices, Distinctions and Heterotopias

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Edited By Jonatan Leer, Karen Klitgaard Povlsen
February 12, 2018

Food is everywhere in contemporary mediascapes, as witnessed by the increase in cookbooks, food magazines, television cookery shows, online blogs, recipes, news items and social media posts about food. This mediatization of food means that the media often interplays between food consumption and ...

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