Anthropology of Food: The Social Dynamics of Food Security / Edition 1

Anthropology of Food: The Social Dynamics of Food Security / Edition 1

by Johan Pottier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745615341

ISBN-13: 9780745615349

Pub. Date: 09/02/1999

Publisher: Wiley

In this new book, Pottier provides an incisive account of food production and famine in the world today. Drawing on the work of anthropologists and other sources, he offers a wide-ranging account of the methods used to produce and distribute food in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, from India to sub-Saharan Africa.  See more details below

Overview

In this new book, Pottier provides an incisive account of food production and famine in the world today. Drawing on the work of anthropologists and other sources, he offers a wide-ranging account of the methods used to produce and distribute food in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, from India to sub-Saharan Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745615349
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/02/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. In Search of Relevance: Anthropology in the Contemporary World.

2. Food Security in Policy and Practice.

3. Land and Livelihood: Land Ownership, Access, Reform and Research Responsibilities.

4. Labor Organization on Smallholder Farms: Structure and Diversity.

5. Playing the Food Market: Actual Markets, Moralities and Social Engineering.

6. Politics of Identity: Agri-business and Agri-culture.

7. Famine Relief, Famine Prevention: Whose Analysis? Whose Solutions? Whose Patronage?.

8. Attractive Simplicity?: The Shape of Modern Agricultural Research and Policy.

9. State of Play: Anthropology, Food Security, and New Directions in Research.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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