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Published: 23 September 2012

416 Pages | 17 figures; 15 tanles; 6 photos; 3 boxes

7.0 x 9.0 inches

ISBN: 9780195446418

Bookseller Code (06)

Critical Perspectives in Food Studies

Mustafa Koc, Jennifer Sumner, and Tony Winson

  • This is the only ground-up Canadian text on food studies on the market. Unlike many related books in this area, Critical Perspectives in Food Studies is written by Canadian contributors.
  • A contemporary core or supplemental text, this book covers some of the most important topics in food studies that affect Canadians today. Up-to-date research is offered in an original area of scholarly research.
  • The interdisciplinary approach gives students a broad introduction to food studies from a wide range of scholarly perspectives and academic backgrounds, including sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, and environmental science.
  • Balancing Canadian and international content, this book offers a diverse and comprehensive introduction to Canadian and global food systems and examines the issues, concepts, and theories involved in the relationships between food, the environment, and human society.
  • All 22 essays are original contributions that have never been published.
  • Part introductions highlight and link common theories, concepts, and themes, enabling students to easily navigate through the text.
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key themes and encourage students to critically engage with complex issues.

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