Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF WORLD-SYSTEMS RESEARCH

ISSN

1076-156X

Volume

22

Issue

1

First Page

296

Last Page

298

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2016.649

Abstract

Food, by Jennifer Clapp, is a valuable contribution to the burgeoning critical social science scholarship on agriculture and food. It is part of Polity Press’s “Resources” series, whose other books include the similarly succinctly titled Timber, Coltan, Fish, Water, Coffee, Oil, Land, and Diamonds. In Food, Clapp takes a global perspective, identifying major political and economic forces shaping the global food economy and fueling its crises of hunger, uneven development, and ecological devastation. Food is written in clear, accessible language, and is coherently organized and focused on key political economic dynamics that play leading roles in these major social and ecological problems in the global food economy.

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