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CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN FOOD STUDIES.

(with Jennifer Sumner and Mustafa Koc, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition 2016). This completely revised second edition of our well received textbook brings together original contributions by many of the leading Canadian scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds writing on food issues. Among the special features of the 2nd Edition are: An interdisciplinary approach – with […]

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CONTINGENT WORK AND DISRUPTED LIVES.

Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy (2003, with Belinda Leach). Winner of the John Porter Prize for 2003, awarded by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives examines the repercussions of economic globalization on several manufacturing-dependent rural communities in Canada. The authors argue that the new rural economy involves a fundamental […]

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THE INTIMATE COMMODITY.

Food and the Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex in Canada (Garamond, 1993). The Intimate Commodity was the first comprehensive study to flesh out Canada’s modern agro-industrial complex and to place its development in its historical context. The book examines the struggles of the early agrarian movements for political power, their achievements and failures, and the definitive […]

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COFFEE & DEMOCRACY IN MODERN COSTA RICA.

(Macmillan and Between the Lines, 1989). This books brings together an historical analysis of Costa Rica’s coffee economy and a conjunctural analysis of Costa Rica’s post-War political developments to understand how a liberal democratic politics emerged in a region dominated by military dictatorships. Reviews… Latin American Studies Association Purchase from Amazon

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THE INDUSTRIAL DIET

The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating (UBC Press, 2013) The Industrial Diet chronicles the long-term transformation of food from essential nutrients into edible commodities that far too often 
fail to nourish us.  This book reveals
 how a combination of technological changes, population growth, and political and economic factors helped constitute and transform […]

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