Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745334486 Published December 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Food for Change: The Politics and Values of Social Movements

Jeff Pratt and Pete Luetchford

Food for Change: The Politics and Values of Social Movements

Jeff Pratt and Pete Luetchford

Distributed for Pluto Press

232 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745334486 Published December 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9780745334493 Published December 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Concern about our food system is growing, from the costs of industrial farming to the dominant role of supermarkets and recurring scandals about the origins and content of what we eat.

Food for Change documents the way alternative food movements respond to these concerns by trying to create more closed economic circuits within which people know where, how, and by whom their food is produced.

Jeff Pratt, Peter Luetchford and other contributors explore the key political and economic questions of food through the everyday experience and vivid insights of farmers and consumers, using fieldwork from case studies in four European countries (France, Spain, Italy and England). Food for Change is an insightful consideration of connections between food and wider economic relations and draws on a rich vein of anthropological writing on the topic.

Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Farming And Its Value - Jeff Pratt
3. Food And Consumption - Peter Luetchford
4. Tuscany, Italy - Jeff Pratt
5. The Tarn, France - Myriem Naji
6. Andalusia, Spain - Peter Luetchford
7. Sussex, England - Sara Avanzino
8. Food Activism
9. Economics And Morality
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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