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SpringerBriefs in Public Health

Food Democracy

From consumer to food citizen

Authors: Booth, Sue, Coveney, John

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  • Explores the interconnections between people, power, politics and food systems
  • Provides information on how individuals, communities and societies can be empowered to access, cook and eat healthy food
  • Takes a hands-on approach to building food democracy using democratic principles at various levels
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This book explores the links between food and democracy. It addresses how democratic principles can be used to shape our food system and takes a practical ‘how-to’ approach to using democratic processes to regain control of the food we eat. It also highlights what food democracy looks like on the ground and how individuals, communities and societies can be empowered to access, cook and eat healthy food in ways that are sustainable.

Food democracy, as a concept, is a social movement based on the idea that people can and should be able to actively participate in shaping the food system rather than being passive spectators. The book is useful for university and advanced TAFE courses that cover topics examining food in health sciences, social sciences and other areas of study. It is also relevant to health practitioners, nutritionists, food advocates, policy makers and others with a keen interest in exploring an alternative to the industrial food system known as “Big Food.”

About the authors

Sue Booth has worked in community nutrition, public health, health promotion, research and academic settings for over twenty years in Australia and Canada. Her teaching and research interests include food policy, the sociology of food, qualitative research methods and food poverty. She has written and co-authored a range of materials including nutrition education materials, policy papers, book chapters, articles, reports and peer-reviewed papers.

John Coveney has worked in clinical nutrition, and community and public health in Papua New Guinea, Australia and UK. John has academic interests that span nutrition, public health, social sciences, and the humanities. His teaching and research includes public health nutrition, food policy and health promotion. He has written and co-authored over 120 publications, including books, book chapters, articles and peer-reviewed papers.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-287-423-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-287-422-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Democracy
Book Subtitle
From consumer to food citizen
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-423-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-423-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-287-422-1
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 57
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
Topics