Food Insecurity: A Matter of Justice, Sovereignty, and Survival

1st Edition

Tamar Mayer, Molly D. Anderson

July 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138358850 - CAT# K396070
Series: Critical Food Studies


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This book explores the experiences, causes, and consequences of food insecurity in different geographical regions and historical eras. It highlights collective action and political action aimed at food sovereignty as solutions to mitigate suffering.

Despite global efforts to end hunger, it persists and has even increased in some regions. This book provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the manifestations of food insecurity, with case studies illustrating how people coped with violations of their rights during the war-time deprivation in France; the neoliberal incursions on food supply in Turkey, Greece and Nicaragua; as well as consequences of radioactive contamination of farmland in Japan.  This edited collection adopts an analytical approach to understand food insecurity by examining how the historical and political situation in different countries has resulted in an unfolding dialectic of food insecurity and resistance, with the most marginalized people—immigrants, those in refugee camps, poor peasants, etc.—consistently suffering the worst effects yet still maintaining agency to fight back.  

The book tackles food insecurity on a local as well as a global scale and will thus be useful for a broad range of audiences including students, scholars and the general public interested in studying food crises, globalization and current global issues.

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