Geography: Book Series

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.

  • Children, Nature and Food

    Organising Eating in School

    By Mara Miele, Monica Truninger

    Children and young people's food practices and lifestyles are perhaps more visible and contested than ever before. Increased levels of public and media debate concerning young people's health, leisure and dietry activities has led to a number of recent policy initiatives aimed at improving&…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Digital Food Activism

    Edited by Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan, Stanley Ulijaszek

    This book explores the role of digital media technologies in creating new forms of consumer activism and engagement with food, eating and food systems. Food is an increasingly prominent subject of engagement online, from the aesthetics of cooking to the ethics of shopping. This book adopts a…

    Hardback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

    Edited by Emma-Jayne Abbots, Anna Lavis, Luci Attala

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Practising Empowerment in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Wine, Ethics and Development

    By Agatha Herman

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Geographies of Meat

    Politics, Economy and Culture

    By Harvey Neo, Jody Emel

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Liquid Materialities

    A History of Milk, Science and the Law

    By Peter Atkins

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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    Critical Food Studies

  • Geographies of Race and Food

    Fields, Bodies, Markets

    Edited by Rachel Slocum, Arun Saldanha

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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    Critical Food Studies

  • Food Transgressions

    Making Sense of Contemporary Food Politics

    Edited by Michael K. Goodman, Colin Sage

    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 '…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
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    Critical Food Studies

  • Embodied Food Politics

    By Michael S. Carolan

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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    Critical Food Studies

  • Why We Eat, How We Eat

    Contemporary Encounters between Foods and Bodies

    Edited by Emma-Jayne Abbots, Anna Lavis

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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    Critical Food Studies

  • Confronting Hunger in the USA

    Searching for Community Empowerment and Food Security in Food Access Programs

    By Adam M. Pine

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
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  • Food and Media: Practices, Distinctions and Heterotopias

    Practices, Distinctions and Heterotopias

    Edited by Jonatan Leer, Karen Klitgaard Povlsen

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28
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    Critical Food Studies

  • Food Pedagogies

    Edited by Rick Flowers, Elaine Swan

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
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    Critical Food Studies

  • Doing Nutrition Differently

    Critical Approaches to Diet and Dietary Intervention

    Edited by Allison Hayes-Conroy

    '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…

    Hardback – 2013-12-18
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    Critical Food Studies