Global Food Problems and Solutions (working title)
I am inviting multidisciplinary papers that address current global food problems and solutions. Praeger Publishers (ABC-CLIO) has contracted the project with the tentative title: “The Global Food System: Issues and Solutions.” The concept for the two volumes is a combination of scholars and activists who would bridge the gap between academia, activism, and the educated public, as well serve as a resource for food and globalization courses offered at the undergraduate level. I welcome contributions and methodologies from several disciplines including sociology, history, anthropology, cultural studies, food studies, political science, etc. as well as research from all global geographical regions. All submissions must be unpublished and original work.
History and role of multilateral organizations (IMF, World Bank, etc) in food and agriculture policy.
Neoliberal land distribution vs. new models of land distribution.
Trade policies in relation to the global food system.
New consumer movements such as community supported agriculture, Slow Food movement, farmer-to-school programs, etc.
Impact of increased demand for agrofuels.
Food sovereignty as an alternative model and movement.
United States agricultural policy, including the Farm Bill and land grabs.
Gender, land and food inequalities.
Race, land and food inequalities.
The Green Revolution(s) and loss of biodiversity.
Other global food topics not listed will also be considered.
Abstracts should be in English and 300-500 words. Please submit abstract, one page CV and list of publications to: William Schanbacher (firstname.lastname@example.org). Abstracts should be submitted by November 10; completed essays will be expected by May 1, 2013.
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