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Critical Perspectives in Food Studies

edited by Mustafa Koc, Jennifer Sumner & Anthony Winson

Oxford University Press
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Jul 2021
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    Aug 2016
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    Jul 2012
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    Jul 2021
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The market-leading interdisciplinary exploration of food and its essential place in our society by Canadian and international scholars.

Critical Perspectives in Food Studies is a compelling examination of the shifting interpretations, perspectives, challenges, governance issues, and future visions that shape the study of food and food issues in Canada and around the world. With new chapters on a diverse range of current food-related issues, this third edition continues to bring students original contributions by Canadian scholars that will inspire readers to consider the varied and complex means by which we bring food to the table.

About the authors

Mustafa Koç is an associate professor at the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University.

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Jennifer Sumner teaches in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education and is coordinator of the Adult Education and Community Development Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

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Anthony Winson and Belinda Leach are professors in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph.

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Editorial Reviews

"[Critical Perspectives in Food Studies] presents useful theory, application, and statistics.... It's clear that the editors of this volume are knowledgeable and passionate about the subject area. This is one of the most thorough, contemporary critical food studies texts I've seen." --Alissa Overend, MacEwan University

"This is the food studies textbook you were looking for! [Critical Perspectives in Food Studies] provides an excellent interdisciplinary introduction to the political economy of food and agriculture (as well as fisheries and livestock), changing ideas about healthy eating, questions about food in relation to social location, identity and power, and includes plenty of Canadian examples." --Elizabeth Fitting, Dalhousie University

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