Geographies of Food: An Introduction

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Food is pivotal to the human experience. Its production and preparation occupies the waking hours of millions of people, and structures the domestic spaces and routines of everyday life. Around the world, from local community groups to inter-governmental summits, people are discussing the future of food in the face of threats from climate change, population growth and natural resource depletion. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary geographies of food. It begins by exploring the relationship between food, place and space and then examines the contemporary food 'crisis' in all its dimensions, as well as the many solutions which are currently being proposed. Drawing on international case studies, this text examines the complex relationships operating between people and processes at a range of geographical scales, from the shopping decisions of a mother in a British supermarket, to the crop choices made by a farmer in West Africa; from high-level political negotiations at the World Trade Organization, to the strategies of giant agri-businesses whose activities span several continents. Including a range of lively pedagogical features and case studies, this textbook is accompanied by a companion website with additional teaching and learning resources.
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ISBN-13: 9780857854575
ISBN-10: 0857854577
Pagini: 304
Ilustrații: 65 colour illus
Dimensiuni: 189 x 246 mm
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Brings the subject alive for students, with up-to-date real life case studies and examples covering current food issues in the media such as rising food/energy prices to the obesity epidemic to food in schools to biotechnology

Notă biografică

Moya Kneafsey is a Reader in Human Geography and teaches agro-food geographies and global sustainability at Coventry University, UK. Damian Maye is a Senior Research Fellow at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of the West of England, UK.Lewis Holloway is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Hull, UK.Mike Goodman is Senior Lecturer in Geography at King's College London, UK.


1. IntroductionPart One: Food, Place and Space2. Food and Place 3. Where does Food Come From? Geographies of Agricultural Productivity and Trade4. What Happens to Food? Geographies of Mobility and Transformation5. Spaces and Cultures of ConsumptionPart Two: Food and Farming in Crisis 6. Food Systems in Crisis? The New Food Insecurity7. Agriculture, Poverty and Development8. Food Crisis amongst the WealthyPart Three: Sustainability and Reconnecting with Food 9. Reconnecting Consumers, Producers and Food 10. Fair Trade, Food Rights and Food Sovereignty 11. Farming in the City: Urban Spaces of Food Production12. Towards Sustainable Agriculture?Part Four: Future Food and Conclusions13. Future Scenarios for Food and Farming14. Conclusions and Reflections on Food Geographies