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Food activism : agency, democracy and economy

Author: Carole Counihan; Valeria Siniscalchi
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
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"Across the globe, people are challenging the agro-industrial food system and its exploitation of people and resources, reduction of local food varieties, and negative health consequences. In this collection leading international anthropologists explore food activism across the globe to show how people speak to, negotiate, or cope with power through food. Who are the actors of food activism and what forms of agency  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Counihan; Valeria Siniscalchi
ISBN: 9780857858320 9780857858337 0857858335 0857858327 9780857858344 0857858343 9780857858344
OCLC Number: 863217167
Description: xi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ethnography of food activism / Valeria Siniscalchi and Carole Counihan --
Food activism in western Oregon / Joan E. Gross --
Engaging Latino immigrants in Seattle food activism through urban agriculture / Teresa M. Mares --
Resistance and household food consumption in Santiago de Cuba / Hanna Garth --
Women, gender, and agency in Italian food activism / Carole Counihan --
The movement to reinvigorate local food culture in Kyoto, Japan / Greg de St. Maurice --
French biodynamic viticulture: militancy or market niche? / Marie-France Garcia-Parpet --
Food activism and antimafia cooperatives in contemporary Sicily / Theodoros Rakopoulos --
The Canadian Wheat Board struggle: taking freedom and democracy to market / Birgit Müller --
Brothers in faith: Islamic food activism in Egypt / Nefissa Naguib --
Information and democracy in the global coffee trade / Daniel Reichman --
Cultures of corn and anti-GMO activism in Mexico and Columbia / Elizabeth Fitting --
Peasants' transnational mobilization for food sovereignty in La Vía Campesina / Delphine Thivet --
Oscillating between village and globe: articulating food in Sri Lankan activism / Wim Van Daele --
Slow food activism between politics and economy / Valeria Siniscalchi.
Responsibility: edited by Carole Counihan and Valeria Siniscalchi.
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"Across the globe, people are challenging the agro-industrial food system and its exploitation of people and resources, reduction of local food varieties, and negative health consequences. In this collection leading international anthropologists explore food activism across the globe to show how people speak to, negotiate, or cope with power through food. Who are the actors of food activism and what forms of agency do they enact? What kinds of economy, exchanges, and market relations do they practice and promote? How are they organized and what are their scales of political action and power relations? Each chapter explores why and how people choose food as a means of forging social and economic justice, covering diverse forms of food activism from individual acts by consumers or producers to organized social groups or movements. The case studies embrace a wide geographical spectrum including Cuba, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Mexico, Italy, Canada, France, Colombia, Japan, and the USA. This is the first book to examine food activism in diverse local, national, and transnational settings, making it essential reading for students and scholars in anthropology and other fields interested in food, economy, politics and social change"--

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