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Food Policy

Food Poverty and Insecurity: International Food Inequalities

Editors: Caraher, Martin, Coveney, John (Eds.)

  • Critically examines food poverty and food insecurity, with the goal of clarifying taken for granted assumptions in present discourses
  • Explores the rising tide of food poverty and some of the solutions at both national and city state levels
  • Draws together the issues surrounding food security and locates solutions within a food policy framework of the total food system
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​This volume is concerned with food poverty and action on food (in)security. The context is a global one; as the developed world faces a problem with overconsumption and chronic diseases, the developing world is addressing the double burden of hunger and over consumption. Even in the developed world, nation states are facing the rise of modern malnutrition which is over consumption, but also the re-emergence of hunger as there are growing levels of poverty and inequality due to the financial crises. Food insecurity is in many people’s minds associated with hunger, and while this is true the modern food system has introduced new complexities to food insecurity with the growth of micro-nutrient inequalities. Hunger and obesity are not being faced by two different groups but often the same group or cohort. These are features of modern malnutrition that are often not recognized. A critical examination of food poverty and food security is undertaken, with a view to clarifying taken-for-granted assumptions in present discourses. The book addresses food charity and the rise of solutions such as foodbanks as appropriate social responses. The final chapters explore the solutions from real life situations. The concluding chapter from the editors draws together the issues and locates solutions within a food policy framework of the total food system.   The various definitions of food insecurity will are examined. Hunger and its modern manifestations (hunger and obesity) is another focus, with particular explorations of developed and developing countries experiences. Some of the chapters cover how food poverty/insecurity is being addressed and  provide examples of work in progress.

About the authors

Martin Caraher

Northhampton Square CM516 City

London, UK

John Coveney

Flinders University

Adelaide, Australia

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Food Poverty and Insecurity: The Poor in a World of Global Austerity

    Caraher, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Food Security Global Overview

    Stringer, Randy

    Pages 11-18

  • Food Issues Facing New and Emerging Economies of Southeast Asia

    Tahlil, Teuku

    Pages 19-30

  • The Paradox of Undernutrition and Obesity in South Africa: A Contextual Overview of Food Quality, Access and Availability in the New Democracy

    Muzigaba, Moïse (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

  • The Right to Food in India—Entitlements as Government Responsibility to Entitlements as Government Obligation

    Lindgren, Karl-Axel

    Pages 43-53

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-23859-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23858-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Poverty and Insecurity: International Food Inequalities
Editors
  • Martin Caraher
  • John Coveney
Series Title
Food Policy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23859-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23859-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-23858-6
Series ISSN
2365-4295
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 126
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 illustrations in colour
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