Food Regimes and Agrarian Questions eBook
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
3 The Corporate Food Regime
A Third Food Regime?
The Corporate Food Regime
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
5 Food Regime Reformulations
Regional Food Regime Analysis
Food Regime Relations
6 Crisis and Restructuring
Crisis? Which Crisis?
Capital Accumulation Crisis
Corporate Food Regime Restructuring
7 The Food Regime and Value Relations: Which Values?
Revisiting the Agrarian Question
Social Reproduction vs. Capital Reproduction
Repeasantization: Revaluing the Agrarian Question?
Back Matter [Glossary | References | Index]
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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