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Reading List for the 2012 Brown Symposium

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Symposium organizer Laura Hobgood-Oster has compiled this list of books that relate to topics that will be discussed at the 2012 Brown Symposium “Back to the Foodture: Sustainable Strategies to Reverse a Global Crisis.” 

  • Centner, Terence. Empty Pastures: Confined Animals and the Transformation of the Rural Landscape. University of Illinois Press, 2004.
  • Counihan, Carole and Penny Van Esterik, eds. Food and Culture: A Reader. Routledge, 1997.

            *Mary Douglas, “Deciphering a Meal”

            *Anna Meigs, “Food as a Cultural Construction”

            *Jack Goody, “Industrial Food: Towards the Development of a World Cuisine”

            *Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins, “Beyond the Myths of Hunger”

  • Halwell, Brian. Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. Norton, 2004.
  • Harper, Amie Breeze, ed. Sistah Vegan: Food, Identity, Health and Society: Black Female Vegans Speak. Lantern, 2010.
  • Hesterman, Oren. Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All. Public Affairs, 2011.
  • LaDuke, Winona. The Militarization of Indian Country, 2011. 

     Recovering the Sacred: the Power of Naming and Claiming, South End Press, 2005.

     All our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life. South End Press, 1999.

  •  Lappe, Francis et al. World Hunger: Twelve Myths. Grove, 1998. 

     Diet for a Small Planet. Ballantine Books, 1991.

  • Logsdon, Gene. Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind. Chelsea Green, 2010.
  • Nestle, Marion. Food Politics. University of California Press, 2002.
  • Pacelle, Wayne. The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them. William Morrow, 2011.
  • Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Penguin, 2006.
  • Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation. Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
  • Seider, Scott. “Overwhelmed and Immobilized: Raising the Consciousness of Privileged Young Adults about World Hunger and Poverty,” International Studies Perspectives (2009) 10: 60-76.
  • Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. Penguin, 1985.
  • Spencer, Colin. The Heretic’s Feast: A History of Vegetarianism. UP of New England, 1995.
  • Swan, Samuel H et al., “Crisis Behind Closed Doors: Global Food Crisis and Local Hunger,” Journal of Agrarian Change, 10:1 (January 2010): 107-118.
  • Wilk, Richard, ed. Fast Food/Slow Food: The Cultural Economy of the Global Food System. Altamira, 2006.

     Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to Ecotourists. Berg Publishers, 2006.

 

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