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Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions eBook

By Philip McMichael
ISBN: 9781780448794
Food Regimes re-examines the agrarian question historically and its present-day implications, introducing regional interpretations of the food regime, incorporating gender, labour, financial, ecological and nutritional dimensions into the analysis.

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  • Synopsis
    Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions extends the original conception of the food regime, formulated by Harriet Friedmann and Philip McMichael, detailing new dimensions of the succession of imperial, intensive and corporate food regimes. Developing the methodological contributions of food regime analysis, McMichael re-examines the agrarian question historically and its present-day implications. He introduces regional interpretations of the food regime, incorporating gender, labour, financial, ecological and nutritional dimensions into his analysis. Finally, McMichael explores the relationships between contemporary food, energy, climate and financial crises and food regime restructuring, which includes such topics as agrofuels, land grabbing, the bioeconomy, agro-security mercantilism and the food sovereignty movement.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims [ICAS Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies | Series Acknowledgements | Preface]
    1 The Food Regime Project
    Food Regime Analysis
    Food Regime Contours
    Food Regime Method
    Food Regime Specifications
    Conclusion: A Post-Food Regime World

    2 Historical Forms of the Food Regime
    Food Regime Pre-History
    Food Regime Structuring, and Restructuring
    Conclusion

    3 The Corporate Food Regime
    A Third Food Regime?
    The Corporate Food Regime
    Food Sovereignty
    Conclusion

    4 Food Regimes and the Agrarian Question
    Agrarian Question Reformulation?
    The Agrarian Question in the Food Regime
    Agrarian Question or Agrarian Crisis?
    Inverting Agrarian Question Politics
    An Agrarian Question of Food
    Conclusion

    5 Food Regime Reformulations
    Regional Food Regime Analysis
    Food Regime Relations
    Conclusion

    6 Crisis and Restructuring
    Crisis? Which Crisis?
    Capital Accumulation Crisis
    Corporate Food Regime Restructuring
    Capital’s Frontier
    Agro-Security Mercantilism
    Conclusion

    7 The Food Regime and Value Relations: Which Values?
    Value Relations
    Revisiting the Agrarian Question
    Social Reproduction vs. Capital Reproduction
    Repeasantization: Revaluing the Agrarian Question?
    Food Sovereignty
    Scaling Up
    Conclusion
    Back Matter [Glossary | References | Index]
  • Endorsements
    Armed with the skills of a historian, geographer, economist and sociologist, McMichael packs this conspectus with global context and cutting edge research.… this book is vital for anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge about how to think about today’s world food system, and how to go about changing it.
    Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: From Farm to Fork, The Hidden Battle for the World’s Food System

    McMichael provides a compelling narrative that allows us to see the big picture: the geopolitical and political economy dimensions of what we eat.…understanding how today’s dominant food regime emerged, putting the agro-food systems in the service of finance and transnational circuits of commodities, is an indispensable first step towards reform.
    Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food
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    Author Philip McMichael
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    Number of Pages 146
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