Frontiers of Taste

Food Sovereignty, Sustainability and Indigenous–Settler Relations In Australia

Authors: Ma Rhea, Zane

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  • Examines Indigenous-settler relations through the lens of food for the first time
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  • Explores Indigenous experiences of colonization from a sociological perspective
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  • Establishes the exchange of food knowledge as a useful point of departure for inquiry-based and experiential learning in schools and universities
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About this book

This book provides a critical, multiperspective, sociohistorical analysis of the role of food in postcolonial Indigenous, British and French settler relations. Drawing on archival resources from Australian explorers, settlers and nation builders, the book argues that contemporary issues of food security, sovereignty and sustainability have been significantly shaped by the colonial impact on human foodways. The author goes on to enhance readers’ understanding of how contact between inhabitants and newcomers was shaped and informed by food, and how these engagements established a modus vivendi that carries through to the present day. 
Based on the assessment of archival records, it uses a comparative, socio-historical lens to investigate contact between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people where the exchange of food or knowledge about food took place. It finds that the transfer of food and food knowledge was multifaceted, and the flow of food knowledge occurred in both directions, although these exchanges were neither symmetrical nor balanced. It also analyzes and discusses food as a focal point of activity. The final chapter offers an assessment of the potential for the development of a sustainable, nutritious, tasty Australian cuisine that moves beyond the tropes and stereotypical narratives embedded into colonial Indigenous-settler relations in the context of food. If this was accepted by all Australians, it would allow opportunities to be created for Indigenous Australians to develop food products for the market that are sustainable, economically viable and developed in ways that are culturally appropriate.

About the authors

Dr Ma Rhea has been involved in various social justice ‘food movements’ over the past 30 years beginning with her involvement with Indigenous Australian communities and other communities living in poverty. She was involved in a food cooperative in Bath in the early 1980s and then went to Spain and ran a vegetarian restaurant in Rhonda, Andalucía, Spain.

Returning to Australia, she then undertook her PhD studies in Thailand, learning about food sustainability in the Asian context while living there. She now works at Monash University and teaches across Indigenous Education, Leadership, and Sustainability programs, undertaking research in Indigenous Education, Indigenous-Settler Studies, Food Studies, and Organisational Development. This book is an outcome of an 8 year ARC-funded research project.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontiers of Taste
Book Subtitle
Food Sovereignty, Sustainability and Indigenous–Settler Relations In Australia
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1630-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1630-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1629-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9406-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 208
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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