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A diet of austerity : class, food and climate change

Author: Elaine Graham-Leigh
Publisher: Winchester, UK : Zero Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Received wisdom is increasingly that we all have to eat less to save the planet, but received wisdom is wrong. A Diet of Austerity argues that, just as the poor are blamed for the economic crisis, Malthusian conceptions about food and ecology are being used to hold the working class responsible for climate change and global hunger. Challenging existing dogmas about overconsumption and personal responsibility, it  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Graham-Leigh
ISBN: 9781782797401 1782797408
OCLC Number: 900121388
Description: ix, 235 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Working class blamed for world's ills --
How the problem with food changed --
Consumption, carrying capacity and class --
Malthus and the war on the fat and the poor --
Waste and the limits of capitalism --
Beyond capitalism, and how we might get there.
Responsibility: Elaine Graham-Leigh.
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How and why the working class are being blamed for climate change, and what we can do about it.  Read more...

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