Food and Urbanism: The Convivial City and a Sustainable Future (Paperback)Susan Parham (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm
The book follows a logical progression from table and garden to the city edges and the larger region, each chapter providing a comprehensive review of the relevant literature from a diversity of disciplines. -- Barbara Santich, University of Adelaide * Petits Propos Culinaires *
With vivid examples and sparkling clarity, Parham illustrates how food has served as the bridge between private homes and public markets, neighborhoods and regions, and physical spaces and culturally distinct places. A timely and important contribution for anyone interested in how these linkages offer clues for building a more sustainable future. -- Andrew Deener, University of Connecticut, USA
Parham's Food and Urbanism is a thrilling read from start to finish, providing a fascinating insight into the complex relationship between food and the city: from urban agriculture to food branding and beyond. The impressive array of topics covered, combined with the interdisciplinary nature of the text, results in a piece which will be of interest to sociologists, geographers, planners, urban designers and other actors interested in this area of research. -- Michael Hardman, University of Salford, UK
Through Parham's powerful prose, gastronomy is revealed as a key ingredient of social justice, cultural understanding and genuinely sustainable forms of urban existence. Crucial reading for anyone studying, critiquing, designing and planning cities, this book brings critical food studies into a direct conversation with 21st-century urbanism. -- Alex Rhys-Taylor, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
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