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Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment


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This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to food, society and the environment. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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Food Bank Nations Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food

Food Bank Nations: Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food

1st Edition

Graham Riches
April 20, 2018

In the world’s most affluent and food secure societies, why is it now publicly acceptable to feed donated surplus food, dependent on corporate food waste, to millions of hungry people? While recognizing the moral imperative to feed hungry people, this book challenges the ...

The Real Cost of Cheap Food

The Real Cost of Cheap Food

2nd Edition

Michael Carolan
February 21, 2018

This thought-provoking but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and by exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing the numerous ways that our understanding of food has narrowed, such...

Food and Cooking Skills Education Why teach people how to cook?

Food and Cooking Skills Education: Why teach people how to cook?

1st Edition

Anita Tull
January 31, 2018

Food and Cooking Skills Education (FCSE) is a complex mix of policy and practicality, educational theory and pedagogy, classroom and government policy. This book shows how FCSE has been at the centre of a tussle between education and policy for decades. It reviews how FCSE has grappled with ...

Food Sovereignty, Agroecology and Biocultural Diversity Constructing and contesting knowledge

Food Sovereignty, Agroecology and Biocultural Diversity: Constructing and contesting knowledge

1st Edition

Michel. P. Pimbert
November 02, 2017

Contestations over knowledge – and who controls its production – are a key focus of social movements and other actors that promote food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity. This book critically examines the kinds of knowledge and ways of knowing needed for food sovereignty, ...

Global Food Security Governance Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security

Global Food Security Governance: Civil society engagement in the reformed Committee on World Food Security

1st Edition

Jessica Duncan
October 12, 2017

In 2007/8 world food prices spiked and global economic crisis set in, leaving hundreds of millions of people unable to access adequate food. The international reaction was swift. In a bid for leadership, the 123 member countries of the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security (CFS) adopted ...

Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State

Public Policies for Food Sovereignty: Social Movements and the State

1st Edition

Annette Aurelie Desmarais, Priscilla Claeys, Amy Trauger
September 06, 2017

An increasing number of rural and urban-based movements are realizing some political traction in their demands for democratization of food systems through food sovereignty. Some are pressuring to institutionalize food sovereignty principles and practices through laws, policies, and programs. ...

Sustainable Food Futures Multidisciplinary Solutions

Sustainable Food Futures: Multidisciplinary Solutions

1st Edition

Jessica Duncan, Megan Bailey
August 15, 2017

Securing sustainable food for everyone is one of the world's most pressing challenges, but research, policy, and programmes remain fragmented, and effective solutions have been slow to emerge. This book takes on these challenges by proposing a range of solutions that can advance pathways towards ...

Food Utopias Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

Food Utopias: Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

1st Edition

Paul V. Stock, Michael Carolan, Christopher Rosin
June 16, 2017

Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements – including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty – consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency...

Food Literacy Key concepts for health and education

Food Literacy: Key concepts for health and education

1st Edition

Helen Vidgen
April 26, 2016

Globally, the food system and the relationship of the individual to that system, continues to change and grow in complexity. Eating is an everyday event that is part of everyone’s lives. There are many commentaries on the nature of these changes to what, where and how we eat and their ...

Biological Economies Experimentation and the politics of agri-food frontiers

Biological Economies: Experimentation and the politics of agri-food frontiers

1st Edition

Richard Le Heron, Hugh Campbell, Nick Lewis, Michael Carolan
February 04, 2016

Recent agri-food studies, including commodity systems, the political economy of agriculture, regional development, and wider examinations of the rural dimension in economic geography and rural sociology have been confronted by three challenges. These can be summarized as: ‘more than human’ ...

Civic Engagement in Food System Governance A comparative perspective of American and British local food movements

Civic Engagement in Food System Governance: A comparative perspective of American and British local food movements

1st Edition

Alan R. Hunt
October 15, 2015

The local food movement is one of the most active of current civil engagement social movements. This work presents primary evidence from over 900 documents, interviews, and participant observations, and provides the first descriptive history of local food movement national policy achievements in ...

Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement Reclaiming control

Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement: Reclaiming control

1st Edition

Priscilla Claeys
January 08, 2015

Our global food system is undergoing rapid change. Since the global food crisis of 2007-2008, a range of new issues have come to public attention, such as land grabbing, food prices volatility, agrofuels and climate change. Peasant social movements are trying to respond to these challenges by ...

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