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The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics

Food Justice in US and Global Contexts

Bringing Theory and Practice Together

Editors: Werkheiser, Ian, Piso, Zachary (Eds.)

  • Brings together scholars, policy makers and activists to discuss and model transdisciplinary collaboration in the context of food justice
  • The first book to offer serious scholarship on the complex topic of food justice as well as practical examples of work in the area
  • Presents contributions that emerged from a series of workshops on food justice held at Michigan State University between 2013 and 2015
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This book offers fresh perspectives on issues of food justice. The chapters emerged from a series of annual workshops on food justice held at Michigan State University between 2013 and 2015, which brought together a wide variety of interested people to learn from and work with each other. Food justice can be studied from such diverse perspectives as philosophy, anthropology, economics, gender and sexuality studies, geography, history, literary criticism, philosophy and sociology as well as the human dimensions of agricultural and environmental sciences. As such, interdisciplinary workshops are a much-needed vehicle to improve our understanding of the subject, which is at the center of a vibrant and growing discourse not only among academics from a wide range of disciplines but also among policy makers and community activists. The book includes their perspectives, offering a wide range of approaches to and conceptions of food justice in a variety of contexts. This invaluable work requires readers to cross boundaries and be open to new ideas based on different assumptions.


About the authors

Ian Werkheiser is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). His work focuses on communities facing problems in their environment and food systems in a context of social and political marginalization or oppression. Prior to joining UTRGV, Ian was a founder and coordinator for the Center for Regional Food Systems’ Food Justice and Sovereignty Workgroup at Michigan State University. He has also helped organize several conferences, including Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy, a community-based conference on Michigan food issues, and the first ever Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition Statewide Summit.

Zachary Piso is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. Along with Ian Werkheiser, he organized the first four annual Workshops on Food Justice, where this volume and its chapters were conceived and developed. Zach is a transdisciplinary environmental ethicist who works with scien

tists and stakeholders to explore the values that inform environmental science, management, and policy. He is particularly focused on questions of justice that arise through the use of the social sciences to understand and manage ecosystems.


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • A Vignette from FoodBlessed

    Farnum, Rebecca L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-5

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  • Introduction to Food Justice in a Global Context

    Schanbacher, William D.

    Pages 7-12

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  • Edible Justice: Between Food Justice and the Culinary Imaginary

    Leichter, David J.

    Pages 13-29

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  • Building Community Capacity for Food and Agricultural Justice: Lessons from the Cuban Permaculture Movement

    Williams, Justine MacKesson

    Pages 31-49

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  • It’s Not Just About Us: Food as a Mechanism for Environmental and Social Justice in Mato Grosso, Brazil

    Chávez, Marisela A.

    Pages 51-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Justice in US and Global Contexts
Book Subtitle
Bringing Theory and Practice Together
Editors
  • Ian Werkheiser
  • Zachary Piso
Series Title
The International Library of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Ethics
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57174-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57174-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57173-7
Series ISSN
1570-3010
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 319
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