JOURNAL OF WORLD-SYSTEMS RESEARCH
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.
Harrison, Jill Lindsey, "Review of Jennifer Clapp’s Food" (2016). Sociology Faculty Contributions. 6.