Food Studies Collection

An interdisciplinary collection bringing together the best in Food Studies scholarship.

Welcome to the Routledge Food Studies Collection - A recipe for success

Hungry for some inspiration? Then look no further - as Routledge are pleased to present this new and exciting collection. You'll find something here to cater to every taste. Whether you're a sociologist, anthropologist, food scientist or a culinary connoisseur, browse the categories and digest our extensive range of titles.

Highlights

  • Food in World History

    2nd Edition

    By Jeffrey M. Pilcher

    The second edition of this concise survey offers a comparative and comprehensive study of culinary cultures and food politics throughout the world, from ancient times to the present day. It examines the long history of globalization of foods as well as the political, social, and environmental…

    Paperback – 2017-06-05
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    Themes in World History

  • Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power

    Evolution and exploitation

    By James F. Hancock

    Over the last five centuries, plantation crops have represented the best and worst of industrialized agriculture – "best" through their agronomic productivity and global commercial success, and "worst" as examples of exploitative colonialism, conflict and ill-treatment of workers. This book traces…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
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    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food

    Toward an Inclusive Framework

    Edited by Anne C. Bellows, Flavio L.S. Valente, Stefanie Lemke, María Daniela Núñez Burbano de Lara

    This book introduces the human right to adequate food and nutrition as evolving concept and identifies two structural "disconnects" fueling food insecurity for a billion people, and disproportionally affecting women, children, and rural food producers: the separation of women’s rights from their…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21
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    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Food Utopias

    Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

    Edited by Paul V. Stock, Michael Carolan, Christopher Rosin

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-01-15
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    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Foodies

    Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape, 2nd Edition

    By Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12
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    Cultural Spaces

  • Street Food

    Culture, economy, health and governance

    Edited by Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso, Michèle Companion, Stefano Roberto Marras

    Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in…

    Hardback – 2014-07-15
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    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

    Edited by Ken Albala

    Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into…

    Paperback – 2013-12-19
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    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Food

    By John Coveney

    The centrality of food in life, and the importance of food as life, is undeniable. As a source of biological substrates, personal pleasure and political power, food is and has been an enduring requirement of human biological, social and cultural existence. In recent years, interest in food has…

    Paperback – 2013-07-18
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    Shortcuts

  • Food and Culture

    A Reader, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Carole Counihan, Penny Van Esterik

    The classic book that helped to define and legitimize the field of food and culture studies is now available, with major revisions, in a specially affordable e-book version (978-0-203-07975-1).  The third edition includes 40 original essays and reprints of previously published classics under…

    Paperback – 2012-10-29
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  • Fat

    By Deborah Lupton

    In contemporary western societies the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized and…

    Paperback – 2012-08-16
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  • The Real Cost of Cheap Food

    By Michael Carolan

    This challenging but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing the numerous ways that food has become reduced to a state, such as a price per ounce,…

    Paperback – 2011-08-05
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    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment