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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM021: Food Systems, Alternative Food Networks, and Ethical Consumption

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Desmarais, Annete Aurélie and Nettie Wiebe, eds.,(2010) Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community, (Pambazuka Press).

Devereux, S. (ed.) (2006) The New Famines: Why Famines Exist in an Era of Globalization.  London: Routledge. 

Hinrichs, C. Clare (2003) ‘The practice and politics of food system localization’, Journal of Rural Studies, 19 (1): 33-45.

Lang, Tim and Victoria Schoen (2016) Food, the UK and EU: Brexit or Bremain?,

Leitch, Alison (2013 [2009]) “Slow Food and the Politics of ‘Virtuous Globalization’”, in Food and Culture: A Reader, eds. C. Counihan and Penny Van Esterik (Routledge), pp. 409-425.

Nove, Alec (1969) “The Great Debate”, in An Economic History of the USSR (Penguin Books), pp. 119-135.

Pottier, Johan (1999) Anthropology of Food: The Social Dynamics of Food Security (Cambridge: Polity Press).

Raynolds, L. 2000. Re-Embedding Global Agriculture: The International Organic and Fair Trade Movements. Agriculture and Human Values 17(3), 297-309.

Rosset, Peter (2006) Food is Different: Why We Must Get the WTO Out of Agriculture (Zed).

West, Harry G.  (2016) “Artisanal Foods and the Cultural Economy: Perspectives on Craft, Heritage, Authenticity and Reconnection”, in The Handbook of Food and Anthropology, eds. James L. Watson and Jakob A. Klein, London: Bloomsbury, pp. 406-434.