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Anthropology of Food examines in detail the viewpoints of people whose food resources are insecure, exploring their perceptions of the value of land, farm labor organization, of the way markets operate, famine relief campaigns, and the shape and impact of agrarian development policies. It compares these views with the impact of theories adopted by policy-makers, and reflects on the direction of future empirical research and policy-making, stressing that it is the moral responsibility of researchers to be aware of the social dynamics of food security.
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About the Author
Johan Pottier is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at SOAS.
Table of Contents
1. In Search of Relevance: Anthropology in the ContemporaryWorld.
2. Food Security in Policy and Practice.
3. Land and Livelihood: Land Ownership, Access, Reform andResearch Responsibilities.
4. Labor Organization on Smallholder Farms: Structure andDiversity.
5. Playing the Food Market: Actual Markets, Moralities andSocial Engineering.
6. Politics of Identity: Agri-business and Agri-culture.
7. Famine Relief, Famine Prevention: Whose Analysis? WhoseSolutions? Whose Patronage?.
8. Attractive Simplicity?: The Shape of Modern AgriculturalResearch and Policy.
9. State of Play: Anthropology, Food Security, and NewDirections in Research.