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Chapters cover local movements in Seattle and Kyoto, and national actions in Canada and Egypt. Food Activism: Agency, Democracy and Economy.
Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. 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 global food economy is one based on the creation of shelf-stable foodstuffs, transportation, and mass production. This industrialized system gives consumers the illusion of freedom from the caprices of nature and seasonality and allows fewer people to be engaged in the business of food production. Ostensibly, it allows more people to eat, based on the labor of a few, but the global food economy is not without its drawbacks. In recent years, it has become clear that food produced in such high quantities tends to lack nutritional value and is responsible for the growing health crisis marked by rising rates of obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Moreover, food produced in this manner takes an environmental toll. It is estimated that 25 percent of food produced each year is wasted and ends up in landfills.
Search this site. Food Activism: Agency, Democracy and Economy by Carole Counihan Synopsis: 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?
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Valeria Siniscalchi and Krista Harper show how food becomes a marker of identity and resistance to social exclusion, and how Making Taste Public takes an ethnographic approach to show how social relations shape - and are shaped by - the taste of food. Recognizing that different cultures have different taste preferences and flavour principles embedded in cuisine, editors The variety of contexts explored and the attention given to the lived experiences of social actors The editors have done an excellent job of maintaining an impressive level of cohesiveness while presenting such a wide range of topics covering many fields. The book is rich in empirical analysis and it certainly provides for a fascinating read
Eating is a political, social, and spiritual act, and activists have long chosen food as a means of forging social and economic justice. Across the globe, individuals and civil society groups challenge the agro-industrial food and farming system on socio-ethical issues such as the exploitation of people, human health, food poverty, the decline in nature and natural resources, farm animal welfare, shifting food diets and climate change. How do individual and civil society food advocates and activists speak to, negotiate, or cope with power? Who are the actors of food advocacy and activism, and what forms of agency do they enact? How do they go about organising, advocating and activating policy changes in food and farming?
Based on a review of the literature on food activism and digital activism, we introduce the concept of digital food activism, which we have developed to capture diverse forms of digitally mediated practices of food activism, their distinctiveness and their constitutive effects. We situate these practices within the larger multidisciplinary literature on digital devices, platforms and infrastructures, focusing on the affordances of digital platforms; here, our aim is to explore the kinds of interactions these platforms enable and constrain, and what this means for digital food activism. We illustrate this ontological respecification through an analysis of an auto-ethnographic episode that describes the encounter and entanglement between a researcher-consumer, barcode scanner app, supermarket, water bottle, multi-national corporation, Swiss mountain valley, crowd-sourced database, food-centred campaign and blog post.
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