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Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment


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Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics

Voice and Participation in Global Food Politics

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alana Mann
April 24, 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,...

Food Consumption in the City: Practices and patterns in urban Asia and the Pacific

Food Consumption in the City: Practices and patterns in urban Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

Marlyne Sahakian, Czarina Saloma, Suren Erkman
January 08, 2019

Food consumption patterns and practices are rapidly changing in Asia and the Pacific, and nowhere are these changes more striking than in urban areas. This book brings together scholars from  anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, tourism, architecture and development studies to...

Localizing Global Food: Short Food Supply Chains as Responses to Agri-Food System Challenges

Localizing Global Food: Short Food Supply Chains as Responses to Agri-Food System Challenges

1st Edition

Agni Kalfagianni, Sophia Skordili
November 20, 2018

Short food supply chains (SFSCs) rely primarily on local production and processing practices for the provision of food and are, in principle, more sustainable in social,  economic and environmental terms than supply chains where production and consumption are widely separated. This book...

Risk and Food Safety in China and Japan: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Insights

Risk and Food Safety in China and Japan: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Insights

1st Edition

Louis Augustin-Jean, Jean Pierre Poulain
September 11, 2018

Around the world, food has probably never been as safe as it is today. However, periodic crises have aroused consumer anxiety and contributed to a general lack of confidence in the agro-industrial system. The diverse nature of these crises increases governments’ and industry difficulties in...

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