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Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

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Volume 9

Anthropology of Food & Nutrition

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Food and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Paul Collinson, Iain Young, Lucy Antal, and Helen Macbeth

238 pages, 21 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-237-3 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (June 2019)

ISBN  978-1-80073-916-1 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Not Yet Published (March 2023)

eISBN 978-1-78920-238-0 eBook

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“Contains a valuable and diverse set of essays that will help readers to understand the complexities of sustainable food and food systems and to advance cross-national and cross-cultural comparisons.” • Ellen Messer, Food Anthropologist


Sustainability is one of the great problems facing food production today. Using cross-disciplinary perspectives from international scholars working in social, cultural and biological anthropology, ecology and environmental biology, this volume brings many new perspectives to the problems we face.  Its cross-disciplinary framework of chapters with local, regional and continental perspectives provides a global outlook on sustainability issues. These case studies will appeal to those working in public sector agencies, NGOs, consultancies and other bodies focused on food security, human nutrition and environmental sustainability.

Paul Collinson is an Honorary Research Fellow and former lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. He is Chair of the UK section of the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition.

Iain Young is the Deputy Director of Studies in the University of Liverpool School of Medicine. He has a PhD in Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics from the University of Leeds. His research is broadly associated with sustainable food and agriculture, health and nutrition.

Lucy Antal is the NorthWest project manager for Feedback Global’s Regional Food Economy, promoting a circular economy approach to food surplus through enterprise, education and advocacy.

Helen Macbeth is an Honorary Research Fellow and retired Principal Lecturer in Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.  She is past President of the International Commission on the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition.

Subject: Food & NutritionAnthropology (General)


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