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Food & society books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Food & society category. Presented with a red border are the Food & society books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State by Annette Aurelie (University of Manitoba, Canada) Desmarais Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State
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An increasing number of rural and urban-based movements are realizing some political traction in their demands for food sovereignty. Some are pressuring to institutionalize food sovereignty principles and practices through laws, policies, and programs. While the literature on food sovereignty...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2017

Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State by Annette Aurelie (University of Manitoba, Canada) Desmarais Public Policies for Food Sovereignty Social Movements and the State
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An increasing number of rural and urban-based movements are realizing some political traction in their demands for food sovereignty. Some are pressuring to institutionalize food sovereignty principles and practices through laws, policies, and programs. While the literature on food sovereignty...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Soda Politics Taking on Big Soda (And Winning) by Marion (Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology, New York U Nestle Soda Politics Taking on Big Soda (And Winning)
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How did products containing absurdly inexpensive ingredients become multibillion dollar industries and international brand icons, while also having a devastating impact on public health? In Soda Politics, Dr. Marion Nestle, a renowned food and nutrition policy expert and public health...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements A Decolonial Reader by Devon Pena Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements A Decolonial Reader

This collection of essays offers groundbreaking perspectives on the ways that food and foodways serve as an element of decolonization in Mexican-origin communities. Contributors take us from multigenerational acequia farmers, who trace their ancestry to Indigenous families in place well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Meanings of Maple An Ethnography of Sugaring by Michael Lange Meanings of Maple An Ethnography of Sugaring

Provides a cultural analysis of maple syrup making, known in Vermont as sugaring, to illustrate how maple syrup as both process and product is an aspect of cultural identity. So much more than a commodity study, Meanings of Maple frames...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Meanings of Maple An Ethnography of Sugaring by Michael Lange Meanings of Maple An Ethnography of Sugaring

Provides a cultural analysis of maple syrup making, known in Vermont as sugaring, to illustrate how maple syrup as both process and product is an aspect of cultural identity. So much more than a commodity study, Meanings of Maple frames...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Good Apples Behind Every Bite by Futrell Susan Good Apples Behind Every Bite

For anyone who wants to go beyond the kitchen and backyard into the orchards, packing sheds, and cold storage rooms; into the laboratories and experiment stations; and into the warehouses, stockrooms, and marketing meetings, to better understand how we as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Brain Food by Richard Cornish Brain Food


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice From Loncheras to Lobsta Love by Julian (Associate Professor, Tufts University) Agyeman Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice From Loncheras to Lobsta Love
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The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor serving lobster rolls. Customers range from gastro-tourists to construction workers, all eager for food that is delicious, authentic, and relatively...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice From Loncheras to Lobsta Love by Julian (Associate Professor, Tufts University) Agyeman Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice From Loncheras to Lobsta Love
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The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor serving lobster rolls. Customers range from gastro-tourists to construction workers, all eager for food that is delicious, authentic, and relatively...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

Coming Soon

In the Restaurant Society in Four Courses by Christoph Ribbat In the Restaurant Society in Four Courses

'A playful story, most entertaining, and wonderfully documented' Ferran Adria'An entertaining smorgasbord of tasty stories that build into a deeper picture of the places where we eat, from fast food joints and cafes to the temples of gastronomy.' Hattie EllisWhat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Herring A Global History by Kathy Hunt Herring A Global History

Herring: A Global History looks at the environmental, historical, political, cultural and culinary background of this highly prolific and easily caught fish.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Eat Local, Taste Global How Ethnocultural Food Reaches Our Tables by Glen C. Filson, Bamidele Adekunle Eat Local, Taste Global How Ethnocultural Food Reaches Our Tables
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Determines the demand for ethnocultural vegetables in Canada's largest city and identifies contradictions between the corporate food regime and the local food movement affecting ethnic groups' access to their preferred vegetables. Policy changes are recommended to enhance healthy eating and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Best Food Writing 2017 by Holly Hughes Best Food Writing 2017

The eighteenth edition of the classic food writing anthology that serves up a menu of delicious food, colorful characters, and tales of strange and wonderful food adventures (Booklist) each year.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Hunger by Martin Caparros Hunger

Shows how 25,000 men, women, and children die every day from hunger or malnutrition around the world. In this book, the author explores a question that How can we resolve this paradox? by giving a voice to people suffering from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

A Rich and Fertile Land A History of Food in America by Bruce Kraig A Rich and Fertile Land A History of Food in America

A Rich and Fertile Land investigates the history of food in America, describing where it comes from and how it has changed over time. Bruce Kraig also shows how food has shaped the North American continent and climate through crops,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Our Food Our Future Eat Better, Waste Less, Share More by Alan Watkins, Matt Simister The Our Food Our Future Eat Better, Waste Less, Share More
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Co-written with Matt Simister, the Global Food Sourcing Director for Tesco, Food for Thought is the 3rd book in the bestselling Wicked and Wise series. Discussing such topical issues as food shortages, over-farming, and nutrition the authors look at the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

I Am Not a Tractor! How Florida Farmworkers Took On the Fast Food Giants and Won by Susan L. Marquis I Am Not a Tractor! How Florida Farmworkers Took On the Fast Food Giants and Won


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond by M. Jahi Chappell, Frances Moore Lappe Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond
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Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and the site of one of the world's most successful city food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security was founded...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond by M. Jahi Chappell, Frances Moore Lappe Beginning to End Hunger Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Beyond
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Beginning to End Hunger presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to 2.5 million people and the site of one of the world's most successful city food security programs. Since its Municipal Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security was founded...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Making Milk The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food by Mathilde (University of Connecticut, USA) Cohen Making Milk The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food
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What is milk? Who is it for, and what work does it do? This collection of articles bring together an exciting group of the world's leading scholars from different disciplines to provide commentaries on multiple facets of the production, consumption,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Gifts of the Gods A History of Food in Greece by Andrew Dalby, Rachel Dalby Gifts of the Gods A History of Food in Greece
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Gifts of the Gods: A History of Food in Greece is a comprehensive history of Greek food from prehistoric times to the 21st century. The book reveals the many links between ancient and modern, and features numerous recipes, firmly based...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

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The Banquet Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe by Ken Albala The Banquet Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe

The importance of the banquet in the late Renaissance is impossible to overlook. Banquets showcased a host (TM)s wealth and power, provided an occasion for nobles from distant places to gather together, and even served as a form of political...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Hungry Empire How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World by Lizzie Collingham The Hungry Empire How Britain's Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World

Shows how the British created a global network of commerce and trade in foodstuffs that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes. This book charts the rise of sugar to its dominant position...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

The Food Stylist's Handbook Hundreds of Media Styling Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Chefs, Artists, Bloggers, and Food Lovers by Denise Vivaldo, Cindie Flannigan The Food Stylist's Handbook Hundreds of Media Styling Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Chefs, Artists, Bloggers, and Food Lovers
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I didn't realize the power food styling had to transform a pile of recipes into an exquisite cookbook until I met Denise. . . . -Kim Barnouin, New York Times bestselling author of Skinny Bitch
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are by Sophie Egan Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

The Ethical Carnivore My Year Killing to Eat by Louise Gray The Ethical Carnivore My Year Killing to Eat

We should all know exactly where our meat comes from. But what if you took this modern day maxim to its logical conclusion? What if you only ate animals you killed yourself? Fed up of friends claiming to care about...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

The Book of Spice - From Anise to Zedoary by John O'Connell The Book of Spice - From Anise to Zedoary


Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

FAO Social Protection Framework Promoting Rural Development For All by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO Social Protection Framework Promoting Rural Development For All

In a world where three quarters of poor and chronically undernourished people reside in rural areas, this publication demonstrates how social protection can strengthen food security, nutrition, agricultural development, rural livelihoods and resilience. It sets out FAO's cross-cutting principles of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Cooking Technology Transformations in Culinary Practice in Mexico and Latin America by Steffan Igor Ayora Diaz Cooking Technology Transformations in Culinary Practice in Mexico and Latin America

New scientific discoveries, technologies and techniques often find their way into the space and equipment of domestic and professional kitchens. Using approaches based on anthropology, archaeology and history, Cooking Technology reveals the impact these and the associated broader socio-cultural, political...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

Feeding Japan The Cultural and Political Issues of Dependency and Risk by Andreas Niehaus Feeding Japan The Cultural and Political Issues of Dependency and Risk

This edited collection explores the historical dimensions, cultural practices, socio-economic mechanisms and political agendas that shape the notion of a national cuisine inside and outside of Japan. Japanese food is often perceived as pure, natural, healthy and timeless, and these...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2017

Social, Cultural and Economic Impacts of Wine in New Zealand by Peter J Howland Social, Cultural and Economic Impacts of Wine in New Zealand

New Zealand's wine came to the world's attention in the late 1980's with its production of some of the best quality sauvignon blancs. Since then the industry has grown significantly and has increasingly gained an international reputation as a producer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

Creating Organic Standards in U.S. States The Diffusion of State Organic Food and Agriculture Legislation, 1976-2010 by Samantha L. Mosier Creating Organic Standards in U.S. States The Diffusion of State Organic Food and Agriculture Legislation, 1976-2010

The National Organic Program regulates the current U.S. organic food and agriculture market, but states started adopting organic regulations in the 1970s. This book examines the diffusion of state organic food and agriculture legislation from 1976-2010 and identifies the consequences...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2017

Food Culture and Politics in the Baltic States by Diana Mincyte Food Culture and Politics in the Baltic States

This book focuses on food culture and politics in three Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. In popular and scholarly writings, the Baltic states are often seen as a meat-and-potatoes kind of place, inferior to sophisticated cuisines of the West...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2017

Food, Masculinities, and Home Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Michelle Szabo Food, Masculinities, and Home Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Long-held associations between women, home, food, and cooking are beginning to unravel as, in a growing number of households, men are taking on food and cooking responsibilities. At the same time, men's public foodwork continues to gain attention in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017

Food on the Page Cookbooks and American Culture by Megan J. Elias Food on the Page Cookbooks and American Culture

In Food on the Page, the first comprehensive history of American cookbooks, Megan J. Elias chronicles cookbook publishing from the early 1800s to the present day. Examining a wealth of fascinating archival material, Elias explores the role words play in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2017

Harvest of Hazards Family Farming, Accidents, and Expertise in the Corn Belt, 1940-1975 by Derek S. Oden Harvest of Hazards Family Farming, Accidents, and Expertise in the Corn Belt, 1940-1975

In this study of the farm safety movement in the Corn Belt, historian Derek Oden examines why agriculture was so dangerous and why improvements were so difficult to achieve. Harvest of Hazardsincorporates agriculture into the histories of occupational safety and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2017

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