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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.
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.