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Food Insecurity
A Matter of Justice, Sovereignty, and Survival




ISBN 9781138358850
Published July 23, 2020 by Routledge
252 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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 has even increased in some regions. This book provides interdisciplinary and historical perspectives on the manifestations of food insecurity, with case studies illustrating how people coped with violations of their rights during the war-time deprivation in France; the neoliberal incursions on food supply in Turkey, Greece, and Nicaragua; as well as the consequences of radioactive contamination of farmland in Japan. This edited collection adopts an analytical approach to understanding food insecurity by examining how the historical and political situations in different countries have resulted in an unfolding dialectic of food insecurity and resistance, with the most marginalized people—immigrants, those in refugee camps, poor peasants, and so forth—consistently suffering the worst effects, yet still maintaining agency to fight back.  

The book tackles food insecurity on a local as well as a global scale and will thus be useful for a broad range of audiences, including students, scholars, and the general public interested in studying food crises, globalization, and current global issues.

Table of Contents

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Notes on contributors

Acknowledgements

1 Food insecurity in context

MOLLY D. ANDERSON AND TAMAR MAYER

2 Causes and consequences of njaa (hunger) in the household: food security and intimate partner violence within an informal settlement in Mombasa, Kenya

ADAM GILBERTSON

3 Food is a gift of the earth: food sovereignty among migrant farmworkers in rural Vermont

JESSIE MAZAR AND TERESA MARES

4 Food insecurity and the struggle for food sovereignty in the time of structural adjustment: the case of Greece

CHARALAMPOS KONSTANTINIDIS

5 Food insecurity in the age of neoliberalism in Turkey and its neighbors

MURAT ÖZTÜRK, FAIK GÜR, AND JOOST JONGERDEN

6 Links between land access, land use, and hunger in today’s neoliberal Nicaragua

BIRGIT SCHMOOK, LINDSEY CARTE, CLAUDIA RADEL, AND SANTANA NAVARRO OLMEDO

7 Global water grabbing and food insecurity

JAMPEL DELL’ANGELO, MARIA CRISTINA RULLI, AND PAOLO D’ODORICO

8 Food security in a premodern agrarian empire: the case of Rome

KYLE HARPER

9 The transformation of famine relief regimes in modern China

PIERRE FULLER

10 Bitter greens and sweet potatoes: food practice and memories of hunger in rural China

ELLEN OXFELD

11 "Groveling for lentils": the culture and memory of food scarcity in occupied France

PAULA SCHWARTZ

12 Coping with food safety risks: information sources and responses by residents in Japan in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident

TOMIKO YAMAGUCHI AND JOO-YOUNG JUNG

13 Framing food insecurity and the GMO "problem" in transatlantic trade

PATRICIA A. STAPLETON

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Editor(s)

Biography

Tamar Mayer is the Robert R. Churchill Professor of Geosciences at Middlebury College, Vermont, where she is the director of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs. She is the editor or co-editor of five books that focus on various dimensions of international and global crises.

Molly D. Anderson is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Food Studies and Academic Director of Food Studies at Middlebury College, Vermont. She works on food system transformations toward greater resilience and sustainability, the right to food, and the intersections of civil society and academic perspectives.