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What is the future of food in light of growing threats from the climate emergency and natural resource depletion, as well as economic and social inequality? This textbook engages with this question, and considers the complex relationships between food, place, and space, providing students with an introduction to the contemporary and future geographies of food and the powerful role that food plays in our everyday lives.

Geographies of Food explores contemporary food issues and crises in all their dimensions, as well as the many solutions currently being proposed. Drawing on global case studies from the Majority and Minority Worlds, it analyses the complex relationships operating between people and processes at a range of geographical scales, from the shopping decisions of consumers in a British or US supermarket, to food insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa, to the high-level political negotiations at the World Trade Organization and the strategies of giant American and European agri-businesses whose activities span several continents.

With over 60 color images and a range of lively pedagogical features, Geographies of Food is essential reading for undergraduates studying food and geography.
By:   Moya Kneafsey (University of Coventry UK), Damian Maye (University of Gloucestershire, UK), Lewis Holloway (University of Hull, UK), Professor Michael K. Goodman (University of Reading, UK)
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 189mm, 
Weight:   764g
ISBN:   9780857854582
ISBN 10:   0857854585
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   20 May 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Moya Kneafsey is Professor of Human Geography, Food, and Local Development at the Centre for Agroecology, Water, and Resilience at Coventry University, UK. Damian Maye is Professor of Agri-Food Studies at the Countryside and Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, UK. Lewis Holloway is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Hull, UK. Michael K. Goodman is Professor of Geography at the University of Reading, UK.

Reviews for Geographies of Food: An Introduction

[A] useful, informed text. * Times Higher Education * With growing scholarly and societal interest in the challenges confronting current and future food systems, there is an urgent need for a wide-ranging introduction to the issues at hand. This authoritative and accessible book offers students and practitioners alike the tools to develop a 'geographical imagination' about food. Essential reading. * David M. Evans, Professor of Organization and Sustainability, University of Bristol, UK * Written in a lively, accessible style and packed with goodness, Geographies of Food collects important issues and talks them through in a clear and engaging way. The book reflects the best scholarship in the field right now. An essential teaching and learning resource. * David Bell, Professor of Cultural Geography, University of Leeds, UK *

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