(with Jennifer Sumner and Mustafa Koc, Oxford University Press, 3rd Edition 2021).

This completely revised third 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.

Special Features:

  • Interdisciplinary approach – with perspectives from sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, and environmental studies – gives students a broad introduction to an emerging field of study.
  • Original articles by leading Canadian academics from various disciplinary backgrounds showcase the diversity and extent of food studies research.
  • Canadian and international coverage outlines the complex relationships, processes, and arrangements that affect – and are affected by – food systems on local, regional, and global levels.
  • Extensive pedagogical tools – including learning objectives, discussion questions, annotated further readings, and a glossary of key terms – encourage students to critically engage with and synthesize the material in each chapter.

New to This Edition:

  • Eight new chapters–on food sovereignty for Indigenous Peoples within Canada (Ch. 4), food literacy (Ch. 5), experiences of racialized migrant farmworkers (Ch. 6), Indigenous and intersectional feminism in food perspectives (Ch. 7), COVID-19 and the 2007-08 global food crisis (Ch. 18), food policy councils (Ch. 21), food wastage (Ch. 22), and issues in developing the national school food program (Ch. 23)–give students a glimpse into current topics in the field.
  • New coverage of the COVID-19 crisis offers discussion of the increased interest in foraging, the impact of COVID-19 on meatpacking plants and distribution centres, and the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2007-08 food crisis.
  • Updated research and statistics relate key discussions and theories to current, real-life situations.

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