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Critical Perspectives in Food Studies (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199019618

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¥10,956
Author: 
Mustafa Koç; Jennifer Sumner; Anthony Winson
Pages
416 Pages
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Paperback
Size
178 x 228 mm
Pub date
Sep 2016
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Bringing together original contributions by Canadian scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds, Critical Perspectives in Food Studies introduces students to the shifting interpretations, perspectives, challenges, governance issues, and future visions that shape the study of food and food issues in Canada and around the world.

Offering the most up-to-date overview of the field, this second edition incorporates new chapters on a range of current food-related issues, including food security, farm animal welfare, genetically modified crops, sustainability, and alternative food systems.
Critical Perspectives in Food Studies, 2e is an interdisciplinary, contributed text intended for sociology of food, food and culture, food geographies, and food issues courses at universities and colleges. These courses are offered out of sociology, geography, anthropology, and political science departments at the first- to fourth-year levels.

Index: 

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Mustafa Koç, Jennifer Sumner, and Anthony Winson: Introduction: The Significance of Food and Food Studies

PART I THE CHANGING MEANING OF FOOD AND FOOD STUDIES
1. Mustafa Koç, Margaret Bancerz, and Kelsey Speakman: The Interdisciplinary Field of Food Studies
2. Harriet Friedmann: Changing Food Systems from Top to Bottom: Political Economy and Social Movements Perspectives
3. Josée Johnston and Sarah Cappeliez: You Are What You Eat: Enjoying (and Transforming) Food Culture
4. Nathalie Cooke: Canada's Food History Through Cookbooks
5. Brenda L. Beagan and Gwen E. Chapman: Constructing "Healthy Eating"/Constructing Self

PART II ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES IN FOOD STUDIES
6. Jennifer Brady, Elaine Power, Michelle Szabo, and Jacqui Gingras: Still Hungry for a Feminist Food Studies
7. Jacqui Gingras, Yuka Asada, Jennifer Brady, and Lucy Aphramor: Critical Dietetics: Challenging the Profession from Within (NEW)
8. Robert Albritton: Two Great Food Revolutions: The Domestication of Nature and the Transgression of Nature's Limits
9. Tony Weis: A Political Ecology Approach to Industrial Food Production

PART III CRISES AND CHALLENGES IN THE FOOD SYSTEM
10. Nettie Wiebe: Crisis in the Food System: The Farm Crisis
11. Shannon Kornelsen: The Welfare of Farm Animals on Intensive Livestock Operations (ILOs) in Canada (NEW)
12. Aparna Sundar: The Food System in the Fisheries: Crisis and Alternatives
13. Anthony Winson: Spatial Colonization of Food Environments by Pseudo Food Companies: Precursors of a Health Crisis
14. Debbie Martin and Margaret Amos: What Constitutes Good Food? Toward a Critical Indigenous Perspective on Food and Health
15. Naomi Dachner and Valerie Tarasuk: Origins and Consequences of Responses to Food Insecurity in Canada (NEW)

PART IV CHALLENGING FOOD GOVERNANCE
16. Irena Knezevic: Making Wise Food Choices: Food Labelling, Advertising, and the Challenge of Informed Eating
17. E. Ann Clark: Questioning the Assumptions of Genetically Modified Crops in Canada (NEW)
18. Matias E. Margulis and Jessica Duncan: Global Food Security Governance: Key Actors, Issues, and Dynamics (NEW)
19. Wendy Mendes: Municipal Governance and Urban Food Systems

PART V FOOD FOR THE FUTURE
20. Rod MacRae: Food Policy for the Twenty-First Century
21. Jennifer Sumner: Conceptualizing Sustainable Food Systems
22. Ashley McInnes and Phil Mount: Actualizing Sustainable Food Systems (NEW)
23. Charles Z. Levkoe: Alternative Food Initiatives, Food Movements, and Collaborative Networks: A Pan-Canadian Perspective (NEW)
24. Annette Aurélie Desmarais: Building Food Sovereignty: A Radical Framework for Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Food Systems

Glossary
Index

About the author: 

Mustafa Koç is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University. He was among the founders of the Centre for Studies in Food Security, was the chair of Food Secure Canada from 2005-2006, and was president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies from 2005-2008. His research and teaching interests are food studies, food security and food policy, globalization, and the sociology of migration. He has also been involved in various national and global debates on globalization, social change and development, food security, and peace.

Jennifer Sumner is a lecturer in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. She is also the Director of the Certificate Program in Adult Education for Sustainability. Her research and teaching interests include food studies, sustainable food systems and the political economy of food, as well as globalization, sustainability, and organic agriculture.

Anthony Winson is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. He has been writing on agriculture, food, and rural development issues related to Canada and the developing world for more than twenty years.

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