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Critical Food Studies: Critical Food Studies


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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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Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

1st Edition

Edited By Emma-Jayne Abbots, Anna Lavis, Luci Attala
January 24, 2018

Critically reflecting on the interplays between food and care, this multidisciplinary volume asks ’why do individuals, institutions and agencies care about what other people eat?’ It explores how acts of caring about food and eating shape and intervene in individual bodies as well as being enacted ...

Digital Food Activism

Digital Food Activism

1st Edition

Edited By Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan, Stanley Ulijaszek
January 09, 2018

Digital Food Activism is a new edited volume that investigates how digital media technologies are transforming food activism and consumers' engagements with food, eating, and food systems. Bringing together critical food studies, economic anthropology, digital sociology, and science and technology ...

Liquid Materialities A History of Milk, Science and the Law

Liquid Materialities: A History of Milk, Science and the Law

1st Edition

By Peter Atkins
November 11, 2016

As a food, milk has been revered and ignored, respected and feared. In the face of its 'material resistance', attempts were made to purify it of dirt and disease, and to standardize its fat content. This is a history of the struggle to bring milk under control, to manipulate its naturally variable...

Geographies of Race and Food Fields, Bodies, Markets

Geographies of Race and Food: Fields, Bodies, Markets

1st Edition

Edited By Rachel Slocum, Arun Saldanha
October 19, 2016

While interest in the relations of power and identity in food explodes, a hesitancy remains about calling these racial. What difference does race make in the fields where food is grown, the places it is sold and the manner in which it is eaten? How do we understand farming and provisioning, tasting...

Doing Nutrition Differently Critical Approaches to Diet and Dietary Intervention

Doing Nutrition Differently: Critical Approaches to Diet and Dietary Intervention

1st Edition

Edited By Allison Hayes-Conroy
October 11, 2016

'Hegemonic nutrition' is produced and proliferated by a wide variety of social institutions such as mainstream nutrition science, clinical nutrition as well as those less classically linked such as life science/agro-food companies, the media, family, education, religion and the law. The collective ...

Food Transgressions Making Sense of Contemporary Food Politics

Food Transgressions: Making Sense of Contemporary Food Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Michael K. Goodman, Colin Sage
October 03, 2016

Reconnecting so-called alternative food geographies back to the mainstream food system - especially in light of the discursive and material 'transgressions' currently happening between alternative and conventional food networks, this volume critically interrogates and evaluates what stands for '...

Embodied Food Politics

Embodied Food Politics

1st Edition

By Michael S. Carolan
September 09, 2016

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 ...

Why We Eat, How We Eat Contemporary Encounters between Foods and Bodies

Why We Eat, How We Eat: Contemporary Encounters between Foods and Bodies

1st Edition

Edited By Emma-Jayne Abbots, Anna Lavis
August 26, 2016

Why We Eat, How We Eat maps new terrains in thinking about relations between bodies and foods. With the central premise that food is both symbolic and material, the volume explores the intersections of current critical debates regarding how individuals eat and why they eat. Through a wide-ranging ...

Confronting Hunger in the USA Searching for Community Empowerment and Food Security in Food Access Programs

Confronting Hunger in the USA: Searching for Community Empowerment and Food Security in Food Access Programs

1st Edition

By Adam M. Pine
July 07, 2016

Food insecurity in the US is a critical issue that is experienced by approximately 15% of the population each year. Hunger is not caused by an inability to produce enough food for the population, but is instead a manifestation of federal agricultural policies that support the overproduction of ...

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