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The Oxford handbook of food, politics, and society

Author: Ronald J Herring
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Oxford handbooks.; Oxford handbooks online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the complex interrelationships between food and agriculture, politics, and society. More specifically, it considers the political aspects of three basic economic questions: what is to be produced? how is it to be produced? how it is to be distributed? It also outlines three unifying themes running through the politics of answering these societal questions with regard to food, namely: ecology,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford handbook of food, politics, and society
(DLC) 2014028700
(OCoLC)891121547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Herring
ISBN: 9780190226657 019022665X 9780199983674 0199983674
OCLC Number: 898028538
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 886 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: How is food political? Market, state, and knowledge / Ronald J. Herring --
Science, politics, and the framing of modern agricultural technologies / John Harriss, Drew Stewart --
Genetically improved crops / Martina Newell-McGloughlin --
Agroecological intensification of smallholder farming / Rebecca Nelson, Robert Coe --
The hardest case: What blocks improvements in agriculture in Africa? / Robert L. Paarlberg --
The poor, malnutrition, biofortification, and biotechnology / Alexander Stein --
Biofuels: Competition for land, resources, and political subsidies / David Pimentel, Michael Burgess --
Alternative paths to food security / Norman Uphoff --
Ethics of food production and consumption / Michiel Korthals --
Food, justice, and land / Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Jennifer C. Franco --
Food security, productivity, and gender inequality / Bina Agarwal --
Delivering food subsidy: The state and the market / Ashok Kotwal, Bharat Ramaswami --
Diets, nutrition, and poverty: Lessons from India / Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, Vani S. Kulkarni, Nidhi Kaicker --
Food price and trade policy biases: Inefficient, inequitable, yet not inevitable / Kym Andersen --
Intellectual property rights and the politics of food / Krishna Ravi Srinivas --
Is food the answer to malnutrition? / David E. Sahn --
Fighting mother nature with biotechnology / Alan McHughen --
Climate change and agriculture: Countering doomsday scenarios / Derrill D. Watson II --
Wild foods / Jules Pretty, Zareen Bharucha --
Livestock in the food debate / Purvi Mehta-Bhatt, Paulo Ficarelli --
The social vision of the alternative food movement / Siddhartha Shome --
Food values beyond nutrition / Ann Grodzins Gold --
Cultural politics of food safety: Genetically modified food in Japan, France, and the United States / Kyoko Sato --
Food safety / Bruce Chassy --
The politics of food labeling and certification / Emily Clough --
The politics of grocery shopping: Eating, voting, and (possibly) transforming the food system / Josée Johnston, Norah MacKendrick --
The political economy of regulation of biotechnology in agriculture / Gregory D. Graff, Gal Hochman, David Zilberman --
Coexistence in the fields? GM, organic, and conventional food crops / Janice Thies --
Global movements for food justice / M. Jahi Chappell --
The rise of the organic foods movement as a transnational phenomenon / Tomas Larsson --
The dialectic of pro-poor papaya / Sarah Davidson Evanega, Mark Lynas --
Thinking the African food crisis: The Sahel forty years on / Michael J. Watts --
Transformation of the agrifood industry in developing countries / Thomas Reardon, C. Peter Timmer --
The twenty-first century agricultural land rush / Gregory Thaler --
Agricultural futures: The politics of knowledge / Ian Scoones.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks.; Oxford handbooks online.
Other Titles: Food, politics, and society
Responsibility: edited by Ronald J. Herring.

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Politics decides who gets what and how. At the most elemental level, food has, for most of our history, been intensely political: who gets to eat what, how often, and through what means of  Read more...

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