Twenty Lessons in the Sociology of Food and Agriculture

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-08-29
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Twenty Lessons in the Sociology of Food and Agriculture examines food and agriculture from farm to fork using a sociological lens. Following the "Lessons" format, the book presents twenty sociological lessons on food and agriculture from both established and up-and-coming scholars. Each lesson
is written in an accessible and engaging format, incorporates historical and contemporary topics and examples, and discusses hot button issues wherever relevant. The book draws primarily on cases and issues in the United States, but given the global character of food and agriculture, it also
incorporates relevant examples from other countries.

Author Biography

Jason Konefal is Associate Professor of Sociology at Sam Houston State University.

Maki Hatanaka is Associate Professor of Sociology at Sam Houston State University.

Table of Contents

Annotated Table of Contents
About the Contributors

Introduction, Jason Konefal and Maki Hatanaka

Part 1: Consuming Food

1. Consuming Food, Maki Hatanaka
2. Food, Culture, and Identity, Janine Kay Gwen Chi
3. Food, Diets, and Industrialization, Anthony Winson and Jin Young Choi
4. Food and Nutrition, Aya H. Kimura

Part 2: Producing Food

5. The Industrialization of Agriculture, Douglas H. Constance
6. Science, Technology, and Agriculture, Leland L. Glenna and Daniel Tobin
7. Increasing Corporate Control: From Supermarkets to Seeds, Philip H. Howard
8. Globalization of Food: The World as a Supermarket, J. Dara Bloom
9. Governing Agriculture: Public Policy and Private Governance, Elizabeth Ransom
10. From Ocean to Plate: Catching, Farming and Eating Seafood, Rebecca Clausen, Stefano B. Longo, and Brett Clark

Part 3. Food, Equity, and Environment

11. Food and Labor, Margaret Gray
12. Food and the Environment, Sean Gillon
13. Food and Hunger, Justin Sean Myers
14. Food and Obesity, Melina Packer and Julie Guthman

Part 3. Food, Justice, and Sustainability

15. Organics, Brian K. Obach
16. Fair Trade, Daniel Jaffee
17. Food and Localism, Clare Hinrichs
18. Getting to Food Sovereignty (Locally?) in a Globalized World, Hannah Wittman
19. Urban Food Production, Joshua Sbicca
20. Food and Justice, Alison Hope Alkon

Conclusion: Toward More Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Maki Hatanaka and Jason Konefal


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