Ecology, Capitalism and the New Agricultural Economy: The Second Great Transformation - Critical Food Studies (Hardback)
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Ecology, Capitalism and the New Agricultural Economy: The Second Great Transformation - Critical Food Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 11/12/2018
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With increasing pressure on resources, the looming spectre of climate change and growing anxiety amongst eaters, ecology and food are at the heart of the political debates surrounding agriculture and food. This unique contribution unravels agri-environmental issues at different spatial levels, from local to global, documenting the major shifts in agriculture from a long-term perspective.

The book begins by exploring the changes in the industrialisation and socialisation of agriculture over time, through the lens of institutional economics including The French Regulation School and Conventions Theory. Building on Polanyi's `great transformation', the chapters in the volume analyse long-term and contemporary changes in agriculture and food systems which have occurred throughout the last few centuries. Key chapters in the volume focus on the historical changes in provisioning and the social relations of production, consumption, and regulation of food in different socio-political contexts. The future of agriculture is addressed through an analysis of controversial contemporary political claims and their engagement with strategies that aim to improve the sustainability of agriculture and food consumption.

To shed light on ongoing changes and the future of food, this book asks important environmental and social questions and analyses how industrial agriculture has played out in various contexts. It is recommended supplementary reading for postgraduates and researchers in agricultural studies, food studies, food policy, the agri-food political economy and political and economic geography.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9780815381617
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

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