Political Ecology, Food Regimes, and Food Sovereignty

Crisis, Resistance, and Resilience

  • Mark Tilzey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  3. Political Ecology, Food Regimes, and Food Sovereignty

  4. Crisis and Resistance

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      Pages 195-195
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  5. Country Case Studies

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      Pages 249-249
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  6. Resilience as Counter-Hegemony

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 351-394

About this book


This book asks how we are to understand the relationship between capitalism and the environment, capitalism and food, and capitalism and social resistance. These questions come together to form a study of food regimes and the means by which capitalism organises both the environment and people to provision its distinctive system of ever-expanding consumption with food.

Political Ecology, Food Regimes, and Food Sovereignty
 explores whether there are environmental limits to capitalism and its economic growth by addressing the ongoing and inter-linked crises of food, fossil fuels, and finance. It also considers its political limits, as the globally burgeoning ‘precariat’, peasants and indigenous people resist the further commodification of their livelihoods.

This book draws from the field of Political Ecology to approach new ways of analysing capitalism, the environment and resistance, and also to propose new solutions to the current agro-ecological-economic crisis. It will be of particular interest to students and academics of Environmental Sociology, Human Geography, and Environmental Geography. 


Political Ecology Food Security Environmental Sociology Food Sovereignty Rural Sociology Ecological Sustainability Sustainability Capitalism Environment Consumption Agroecology Theory of Socio-Natural Dynamics Neoliberal Food Regime Food Sovereignty Movements

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Tilzey
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  1. 1.Coventry UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64555-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64556-8
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