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  • The Real Cost of Cheap Food

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Carolan

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marion Potschin, Roy Haines-Young, Robert Fish, R. Kerry Turner

    The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing…

    Paperback – 2018-02-19
    Routledge

  • The Foodways of Hawai'i

    Past and Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hi'ilei Julia Hobart

    Offering diverse perspectives on Hawaiʻi’s food system, this book addresses themes of place and identity across time. From early Western contact to the present day, the way in which people in Hawaiʻi grow, import, and consume their food has shifted in response to the pressures of colonialism,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joshua Zeunert, Tim Waterman

    Since the turn of the millennium, there has been a burgeoning interest in, and literature of, both landscape studies and food studies. Landscape describes places as relationships and processes. Landscapes create people’s identities and guide their actions and their preferences, while at the same…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge

  • Food and Cooking Skills Education

    Why teach people how to cook?, 1st Edition

    By Anita Tull

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Civic Engagement in Food System Governance

    A comparative perspective of American and British local food movements, 1st Edition

    By Alan R. Hunt

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge

  • Sustainability in Coffee Production

    Creating Shared Value Chains in Colombia, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Biswas-Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-05
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus

    1st Edition

    Edited by Raimund Bleischwitz, Holger Hoff, Catalina Spataru, Ester van der Voet, Stacy D. VanDeveer

    In recent years the concept of the resource "nexus" has been both hotly debated and widely adopted in research and policy circles. It is a powerful new way to understand and better govern the myriad complex relationships between multiple resources, actors and their security concerns. Particular…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19
    Routledge

  • Food and Nutrition Security in Southern African Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bruce Frayne, Jonathan Crush, Cameron McCordic

    Urban population growth is extremely rapid across Africa and this book places urban food and nutrition security firmly on the development and policy agenda. It shows that current efforts to address food poverty in Africa that focus entirely on small-scale farmers, to the exclusion of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Savoring Alternative Food

    School gardens, healthy eating and visceral difference, 1st Edition

    By Jessica Hayes-Conroy

    Advocates of the alternative food movement often insist that food is our "common ground" – that through the very basic human need to eat, we all become entwined in a network of mutual solidarity. In this challenging book, the author explores the contradictions and shortcomings of alternative…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge

  • Urban Biodiversity

    From Research to Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alessandro Ossola, Jari Niemelä

    Urban biodiversity is an increasingly popular topic among researchers. Worldwide, thousands of research projects are unravelling how urbanisation impacts the biodiversity of cities and towns, as well as its benefits for people and the environment through ecosystem services. Exciting scientific…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology

  • Ecological Complexity and Agroecology

    1st Edition

    By John Vandermeer, Ivette Perfecto

    This text reflects the immense current growth in interest in agroecology and changing approaches to it. While it is acknowledged that the science of ecology should be the basis of agroecological planning, many analysts have out-of-date ideas about contemporary ecology. Ecology has come a long way…

    Paperback – 2017-11-07
    Routledge

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