The session focuses on questions around the practices of production, trade and consumption of food in an urban, suburban and global context. Food is a basic human need but one that manifests in immensely diverse social and material forms. Food has become increasingly globalized over the past decades, linking producers, traders and consumers along value chains and networks in different places and institutional settings. Beside these global food networks the local food systems are also marked by significant dynamics. Frustrations with conventional agriculture have led to the rise of several forms of alternative food networks in the Global North and the Global South. That includes local and organic food movements as well as international certification schemes for fair trade and organic food products (Moseley 2018). The repoliticization of food, in terms of an open and conflictual politics, went hand in hand with the gathering critique of the right to the city.
The Session focuses on the critical examination of food in its urban, suburban and global context.
|Presenter||Elizabeth Holcomb*, University of California, Merced, Catherine Keske, University of California, Merced, Fast Food vs Local Eateries - Food Sovereignty in your own Sense of Place||20||3:05 PM|
|Presenter||Karine Saboui*, Universite De Montreal, Is it gluten-free, vegan?: The place of food in the embodiments of altered healthfulness||20||3:25 PM|
|Presenter||Estefania Martinez Esguerra*, Université de Montréal, Reassessing the place of food in the 'urban social metabolism'||20||3:45 PM|
|Presenter||E. Melanie DuPuis*, Pace University, We Don't Know Where We Are Going But We Know How to Get There||20||4:05 PM|
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