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Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment


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Plant-Based Diets for Succulence and Sustainability

Plant-Based Diets for Succulence and Sustainability

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kathleen May Kevany
September 06, 2019

This collection takes an interdisciplinary look at how the transformation towards plant-based diets is becoming more culturally acceptable, economically accessible, technically available, and politically viable and offers strategies for achieving sustainable food systems without having to forgo...

Food Riots, Food Rights and the Politics of Provisions

Food Riots, Food Rights and the Politics of Provisions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Naomi Hossain, Patta Scott-Villiers
July 30, 2019

Thousands of people in dozens of countries took to the streets when world food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011. What does the persistence of popular mobilization around food tell us about the politics of subsistence in an era of integrated food markets and universal human rights? This book...

Peasants Negotiating a Global Policy Space: La Vía Campesina in the Committee on World Food Security

Peasants Negotiating a Global Policy Space: La Vía Campesina in the Committee on World Food Security

1st Edition

Ingeborg Gaarde
April 15, 2019

Being the public voice of over 180 member organisations across nearly 90 countries, La Vía Campesina, the global peasant movement, has planted itself firmly on the international scene. This book explores the internationalisation of the movement, with a specific focus on the engagement of...

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics

1st Edition

Alana Mann
April 09, 2019

As awareness of the commodification of food for profit at the expense of our health and the planet grows, this book foregrounds the communicative dimensions of resistance by food movements. Voice and participation are argued by the author to be the means through which rural and urban communities...

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance

1st Edition

Peter Andrée, Jill K. Clark, Charles Z. Levkoe, Kristen Lowitt
February 11, 2019

This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements. As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social...

Seafood Supply Chains: Governance, Power and Regulation

Seafood Supply Chains: Governance, Power and Regulation

1st Edition

Miriam Greenwood
February 05, 2019

This book provides a historical and analytical account of changes in the seafood supply chain in Britain from the mid-twentieth century to the present, looking at the impact of various types of governance. The governance of marine fisheries has been a contested issue for decades with increasing...

The Right to Food Guidelines, Democracy and Citizen Participation: Country case studies

The Right to Food Guidelines, Democracy and Citizen Participation: Country case studies

1st Edition

Katharine S. E. Cresswell Riol
February 04, 2019

It is now more than a decade since the Right to Food Guidelines were negotiated, agreed and adopted internationally by states. This book provides a review of its objectives and the extent of success of its implementation. The focus is on the first key guideline – "Democracy, good governance, human...

Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South

Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South

1st Edition

Jemimah Njuki, John R. Parkins, Amy Kaler
February 04, 2019

Drawing on studies from Africa, Asia and South America, this book provides empirical evidence and conceptual explorations of the gendered dimensions of food security. It investigates how food security and gender inequity are conceptualized within interventions, assesses the impacts and outcomes of...

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Planning

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Planning

1st Edition

Rob Roggema
January 17, 2019

As urban populations rise rapidly and concerns about food security increase, interest in urban agriculture has been renewed in both developed and developing countries. This book focuses on the sustainable development of urban agriculture and its relationship to food planning in cities.  It...

Urban Food Planning: Seeds of Transition in the Global North

Urban Food Planning: Seeds of Transition in the Global North

1st Edition

Rositsa T. Ilieva
January 14, 2019

This highly original work examines the rise of the urban food planning movement in the Global North and provides insights into the new relationship between cities and food which has started developing over the past decade. It sheds light on cities as new spaces for food system innovation and on...

Eating Traditional Food: Politics, identity and practices

Eating Traditional Food: Politics, identity and practices

1st Edition

Brigitte Sebastia
January 08, 2019

Due to its centrality in human activities, food is a meaningful object that necessarily participates in any cultural, social and ideological construction and its qualification as 'traditional' is a politically laden value. This book demonstrates that traditionality as attributed to foods...

Feeding Cities: Improving local food access, security, and resilience

Feeding Cities: Improving local food access, security, and resilience

1st Edition

Christopher Bosso
January 08, 2019

There is enormous current interest in urban food systems, with a wide array of policies and initiatives intended to increase food security, decrease ecological impacts and improve public health. This volume is a cross-disciplinary and applied approach to urban food system sustainability,...

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