© 2015

A Place-Based Perspective of Food in Society

  • Editors
  • Kevin M. Fitzpatrick
  • Don Willis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Kevin M. Fitzpatrick, Don Willis
      Pages 1-5
  3. Historical Contexts

  4. Social and Cultural Contexts

  5. The Context of Power and Inequality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Savannah Larimore, Vaughn Schmutz
      Pages 165-185
  6. The Future of Food

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-281

About this book


This book provides an outstanding collection of interdisciplinary and international essays examining the food-place relationship. It explores such topics as the history of food and agriculture, the globalization and localization of food, and the role of place in defining the broader societal consequences of this ever-changing phenomena.


Food and place Food insecurity History of Food Localization and Globalization of Food agriculture Alter community desert gender Gentrification globalization history Nation society

About the authors

Kaitland M. Byrd, Virgina Tech, USA Meredith Gartin, Arizona State University, USA Leslie Hossfeld, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, USA E. Brooke Kelly, University of North Carolina - Pembroke, USA Janna L. Lafferty, Florida International University, USA Savannah Larimore, University of Washington, USA Kathleen LeBesco, Marymount Manhattan College, USA Carlos J. Maya-Ambía, National Autonomous University of Mexico, USA Marcel Mazoyer, AgroParisTech, France Peter Naccarato, Marymount Manhattan College, USA Laurence Roudart, Université Libre de Bruxelles, USA Vaughn Schmutz, University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA Jennifer Sumner, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada Amanda Smith, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA Mark B. Tauger, West Virginia University, USA Andria D. Timmer, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA Julia Waity, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA Susanne Wengle, University of Chicago, USA

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