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Food and Development


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Food, Politics and Power 2. The Contemporary Nature and Geography of Malnutrition 3. Theoretical Perspectives: Understanding the Patterns 4. Globalisation, Development and Malnutrition 5. National Perspectives 6. Sub-National Perspectives 7. Gender and Nutrition: The Female Case 8. Conflict and Hunger 9. Alternative Visions

About the Author

E.M. Young is a Senior Lecturer in Geography at Staffordshire University, UK, Her core research interest is globalisation and its implications for sustainability, food security and food sovereignty.


"A fresh and sharply critical introduction to the global food system and its failings. Young's analysis does not shy away from examining the complexities of a system that is leading simultaneously to crises of obesity and hunger. Students will appreciate both the big picture discussions and the many case studies that are presented throughout this book" - Susan M. Roberts, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, University of Kentucky, USA"This book provides a timely and welcome resource enabling readers to navigate the heady and somewhat heated debates that food generates, particularly where concerns about sustainable development and social justice loom large. E.M. Young has deftly synthesized academic and activist research into a coherent framework, steering a course through complex and diffuse debates around food, development and wellbeing. Students and established scholars alike will welcome this powerful but accessible analysis, which reveals the filaments of corporate power and refuses a simplistic north-south framing of key issues" - Becky Elmhirst, Course Leader (BA Hons Geography), School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, UK

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