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  1. Introduction to the reading list - please read this! 1 item
    1. There is a vast amount of literature on food, space and society, much of which will be relevant to the various dimensions of Feeding the City. The readings in the lists below are a good selection but there is a lot more so you are encouraged to go off-piste and find new and different material (the reference list from Geographies of Food, see below, has a much more extensive list of sources, for example, and even that isn't exhaustive). You should also look beyond geography as a lot of good 'food studies' writing is in anthropology, sociology, and so on. In terms of grading the suggestions for relevance, you will see that I have marked most of it as 'recommended', this is simply because depending on what you find interesting and depending on what you choose to follow up for your coursework, different material is likely to be relevant (and either essential, recommended or background) for different people. In addition, much material is relevant across different lectures and across different parts of the module, so again depending on your interests you may want to scout forward in the reference lists rather than just looking at the list for the lecture in the current week.

  2. Feeding the City: module text 1 item
    1. A key text book for the module is 'Geographies of Food', written by Moya Kneafsey, Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway and Mike Goodman. This book is as yet unpublished as we have just finished it! However, as one of the co-authors I have added all the chapters to Canvas for you to read. The module is very much structured around this book which was written especially for third year students studying 'food' modules. Each of the chapters includes a lot of references which you can use to help you explore topics of greater interest. The reference list from the book is included in Canvas. If you want to reference this unpublished book you can do so as follows: in your text just have Kneafsey et al (forthcoming); in your reference list have Kneafsey M, Maye D, Holloway L and Goodman M (forthcoming) Geographies of Food. London, Bloomsbury Publishing.

  3. Key module texts 22 items
    These materials (mainly books but some other things as well) will be important throughout the module so you are likely to want to refer to them several times over
    1. Hungry city: how food shapes our lives - Carolyn Steel 2009

      Book Essential

    2. Follow the Thing: Papaya - Ian Cook 09/2004

      Article Essential This is the key reading for the 'Follow the Thing' module assessment.

    3. Food Transgressions (Critical Food Studies) [Hardcover] - Michael K. Goodman

      Book Recommended

    4. Food (Shortcuts) [Paperback] - John Coveney

      Book Background

    5. Food in society: economy, culture, geography - P. J. Atkins, Ian R. Bowler 2001

      Book Recommended

    6. Consuming geographies: we are what we eat - David Bell, Gill Valentine 1997

      Book Recommended

    7. Food policy: integrating health, environment and society - Tim Lang, David Barling, Martin Caraher 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    8. The politics of food - Marianne E. Lien, Brigitte Nerlich 2004

      Book Recommended

    9. Alternative food geographies: representation and practice - Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    10. Worlds of food: place, power, and provenance in the food chain - Kevin Morgan, Terry Marsden, Jonathan Murdoch 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    11. Environment and food - Colin Sage 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    12. The cultural politics of food and eating: a reader - James L. Watson, Melissa L. Caldwell 2005

      Book Background

    13. Food politics: how the food industry influences nutrition and health - Marion Nestle c2007

      Book Background

    14. Fast food/slow food: the cultural economy of the global food system - Richard R. Wilk c2006

      Book Recommended

    15. Food - Jennifer Clapp 2016

      Book Recommended

    16. The atlas of food - Erik Millstone, Tim Lang 2008

      Book Recommended

    17. The sociology of food and agriculture - Michael Carolan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    18. Qualities of food - Mark Harvey, Andrew McMeekin, Alan Warde 2004

      Book Background

    19. Geographies of commodity chains - Alex Hughes, Suzanne Reimer c2004

      Book Background

  4. Lecture 1: Introducing Feeding the City: Farm to Fork 14 items
    1. Consumption in the age of affluence: the world of food - Ben Fine, Michael Heasman, Judith Wright 1996

      Book Recommended

    2. Geographies of food: following - Ian Cook et al. 10/2006

      Article Recommended

    3. Spacing the can: empire, modernity, and the globalisation of food - Simon Naylor 2000

      Article Recommended this reading supports our examination in class of tin cans

  5. Lecture 2: Food, Place and Identity 19 items
    1. Landscape and Englishness - David Matless 1998 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    2. Garlic and oil: politics and food in Italy - Carol F. Helstosky 2004

      Book Recommended

    3. Pizza : a global history - Carol Helstosky 2008

      Book Recommended

    4. Search Results

      Audio-visual document Recommended Cook I and Crang P (1996) The world on a plate: culinary culture, displacement and geographical knowledges. Journal of Material Culture 1, 131-153. This is quite old and not hyperlinked - you can access a pdf online from the library however.

    5. Barbed wire: an ecology of modernity - Reviel Netz, ProQuest (Firm) c2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    6. Food chains : from farmyard to shopping cart - Roger Horowitz 2010

      Book Recommended See chapter by Wilk R on food and colonialism

    7. Search Results

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    8. The politics of food - Marianne E. Lien, Brigitte Nerlich 2004

      Book Recommended see the chapter by Cwiertka K on Western and Japanese food

  6. Lecture 3: Producing Food: farming and growing 14 items
    1. Environment and food - Colin Sage 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. Global food futures: feeding the world in 2050 - Brian Gardner 2013

      Book Recommended

    3. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy - Peter Dicken 2015

      Book Recommended see the chapter on agri food industries

    4. The real cost of cheap food - Michael S. Carolan 2018

      Book Recommended

    5. An introduction to human geography: issues for the 21st century - Peter W. Daniels 2008

      Book Recommended See the chapter by Maye on Geographies of Food Production

    6. Globalising food: agrarian questions and global restructuring - David Goodman, Michael Watts 1997

      Book Recommended

    7. Worlds of food: place, power, and provenance in the food chain - Kevin Morgan, Terry Marsden, Jonathan Murdoch 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    8. Introducing human geographies - Paul J. Cloke, Phil Crang, Mark Goodwin 2014

      Book Recommended see chapter by Watts on Commodities

    9. The Oxford handbook of food, politics, and society - Ronald J. Herring 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

  7. Lecture 4: Urban Agriculture: growing in the city 16 items
    1. Radical gardening: politics, idealism & rebellion in the garden - George McKay 2011

      Book Recommended

    2. Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City - Robert Biel Dec. 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Search Results

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    4. Hungry city: how food shapes our lives - Carolyn Steel 2009

      Book Recommended

    5. Food Security for China's Cities - Graeme Lang, Bo Miao 02/2013

      Article Recommended

    6. The new urban agricultural geography of Shanghai - Dang Ding, Pingyang Liu, Neil Ravenscroft 03/2018

      Article Recommended

    7. The problems, promise and pragmatism of community food growing - Chris Maughan, Rebecca Laycock Pedersen, Hannah Pitt 12/2018

      Article Recommended This is the introduction to a Special Issue of the journal Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems - so this is the first of a set of articles looking at Community Food Growing in the city. You should be able to find the other articles easily.

  8. Lecture 5: Big Food 23 items
    1. Between the local and the global: confronting complexity in the contemporary agri-food sector - Terry Marsden, Jonathan Murdoch 2006

      Book Recommended

    2. Globalising food: agrarian questions and global restructuring - David Goodman, Michael Watts 1997

      Book Recommended

    3. Worlds of food: place, power, and provenance in the food chain - Kevin Morgan, Terry Marsden, Jonathan Murdoch 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Fast food nation: what the all-American meal is doing to the world - Eric Schlosser c2002

      Book Recommended

    5. Cross-Continental Agro-Food Chains: Structures, Actors and Dynamics in the Global Food System - N Fold 2011

      Book Recommended see the chapter by Fagan on 'banana wars', amongst other chapters which should also be interesting

    6. The future control of food: a guide to international negotiations and rules on intellectual property, biodiversity and food security - Geoff Tansey, Tasmin Rajotte, International Development Research Centre (Canada), Quaker International Affairs Programme 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    7. Food in society: economy, culture, geography - P. J. Atkins, Ian R. Bowler 2001

      Book Background

    8. Refashioning nature: food, ecology and culture - David Goodman, M. R. Redclift 1991

      Book Recommended

    9. Not on the label: what really goes into the food on your plate - Felicity Lawrence 2004

      Book Recommended

    10. Sweetness and power: the place of sugar in modern history - Sidney Wilfred Mintz 1986

      Book Background

    11. Food politics: how the food industry influences nutrition and health - Marion Nestle c2007

      Book Recommended

    12. Food politics: what everyone needs to know - Robert L. Paarlberg 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    13. Food policy: integrating health, environment and society - Tim Lang, David Barling, Martin Caraher 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    14. The atlas of food - Erik Millstone, Tim Lang 2008

      Book Recommended

    15. Geographies of commodity chains - Alex Hughes, Suzanne Reimer c2004

      Book Recommended see chapter by Barrett et al 'From farm to supermarket: the trade in fresh horticultural produce from sub-Saharan Africa to the UK'

    16. A Brief Pre-History of Food Waste and the Social Sciences - David Evans, Hugh Campbell, Anne Murcott 12/2012

      Article Recommended

  9. Lecture 6: Consuming Geographies: shopping and eating 26 items
    1. Consumption in the age of affluence: the world of food - Ben Fine, Michael Heasman, Judith Wright 1996

      Book Recommended

    2. Consuming geographies: we are where we eat - David Bell, Gill Valentine 1997

      Book Essential This is getting a bit old now but is a classic as one of the texts that kicked off geographers' interests in food consumption.

    3. Embodied food politics - Michael Carolan c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Food and femininity - Kate Cairns 2015

      Book Recommended

    5. Food, the body and the self - Deborah Lupton 1996

      Book Recommended

    6. Anxious appetites: food and consumer culture - Peter Jackson 2015

      Book Recommended

    7. Environment and food - Colin Sage 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    8. The sociology of food and agriculture - Michael Carolan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. Hungry city: how food shapes our lives - Carolyn Steel 2009

      Book Recommended

    10. Food transgressions: making sense of contemporary food politics - Michael K. Goodman, Colin Sage 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended see the chapter by Colin Sage on 'Making and Un-making Meat'.

    11. Food and urbanism : the convivial city and a sustainable future - Susan Parham 2015

      Book Recommended

    12. Spectacular Foodscapes - Josée Johnston, Michael K. Goodman 04/2015

      Article Recommended

    13. Consuming Ethics: Articulating the Subjects and Spaces of Ethical Consumption - Clive Barnett, Paul Cloke, Nick Clarke, Alice Malpass 01/2005

      Article Recommended

    14. Geographies of commodity chains - Alex Hughes, Suzanne Reimer c2004

      Book Recommended see chapter by Murdoch and Miele on 'Culinary networks and cultural connections'

    15. Problems with the defetishization thesis: ethical consumerism, alternative food systems, and commodity fetishism - Ryan Gunderson 2014-3

      Article Recommended see this for a counter-argument to Cook's work on 'defetishisation'

    16. Post-structuralist geography: a guide to relational space - Jonathan Murdoch 2006

      Book Recommended see chapter 7, 'the case of food', for a discussion of fast food (McDonalds) and contrasting it with Slow Food (a concept revisited in Lecture 10).

  10. Lecture 7: Food Systems in Crisis 14 items
    1. Global food futures: feeding the world in 2050 - Brian Gardner 2013

      Book Recommended

    2. Food security - Bryan McDonald 2010

      Book Recommended

    3. An introduction to human geography: issues for the 21st century - Peter W. Daniels 2008

      Book Recommended see the chapter by Pritchard on Food Security

    4. Food security: A fractured consensus - Damian Maye, James Kirwan 01/2013

      Article Recommended this is the introduction to a special issue of Journal of Rural Studies on food security. Other papers in the special issue are also likely to be of interest.

    5. Defining World Hunger - Lucy Jarosz 03/2011

      Article Recommended

    6. Feeding India: livelihoods, entitlements and capabilities - Bill Pritchard, Anu Rammohan, Madhushree Sekher, S. Parasuraman 2014

      Book Recommended

  11. Lecture 8: Global Hunger 18 items
    1. The atlas of world hunger - Thomas J. Bassett, Alex E. Winter-Nelson c2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    2. Food - Jennifer Clapp 2016

      Book Recommended

    3. The Long Green Revolution - Raj Patel 01/2013

      Article Recommended

    4. Food sovereignty - Raj Patel 07/2009

      Article Recommended

    5. Stolen harvest: the hijacking of the global food supply - Vandana Shiva 2000

      Book Recommended

    6. First the seed: the political economy of plant biotechnology, 1492-2000 - Jack Ralph Kloppenburg 2004

      Book Background

  12. Lecture 9: Food Poverty Amidst Wealth 17 items
    1. Consumers and food security: Uncertain or empowered? - Moya Kneafsey, Elizabeth Dowler, Hannah Lambie-Mumford, Alex Inman 01/2013

      Article Recommended

    2. Poverty bites: food, health and poor families - Elizabeth Dowler, Sheila A. Turner, Barbara Dobson, Child Poverty Action Group (Great Britain) 2001

      Book Recommended

    3. Oxford University Report - The Trussell Trust

      Webpage Recommended The Trussell Trust is the largest food bank organisation in the UK. The link here is to a free-to-download report by R. Loopstra and D. Lalor called 'Financial insecurity, food insecurity and disability: the profile of people receiving emergency food assistance from the Trussell Trust' (2017). You should also explore the Trust's website more widely.

    4. Foodways of the urban poor - Alison Hope Alkon, Daniel Block, Kelly Moore, Catherine Gillis 2013-8

      Article Recommended

    5. Six questions for food justice - Agatha Herman, Michael K. Goodman, Colin Sage 02/11/2018

      Article Recommended

    6. More than just food | GeoFoodie

      Webpage Recommended Interesting film on food and community in UK cities. This is a comment from Megan Blake, who created the film: "The film features two community organisations in highly deprived areas in Yorkshire. It shows the struggle and loneliness that arises from living in poverty, but does not dwell on this. It highlights the ways that these two surplus food using organisations are providing support in ways that are dignified, connective, and supportive".

  13. Lecture 10: Alternative Food Networks: reconnecting consumers, producers and food 36 items
    1. Agri-culture: reconnecting people, land and nature - Jules N. Pretty 2002

      Book Recommended

    2. Alternative food geographies: representation and practice - Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey 2007

      Book Recommended

    3. Common ground? Motivations for participation in a community-supported agriculture scheme - Rosie Cox, Lewis Holloway, Laura Venn, Liz Dowler 04/2008

      Article Recommended

    4. Post-structuralist geography: a guide to relational space - Jonathan Murdoch 2006

      Book Recommended see chapter 7, 'the case of food'

    5. Alternative food geographies: representation and practice - Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey 2007

      Book Recommended

    6. Handbook on the globalisation of agriculture - Guy M Robinson 2016

      Book Recommended See chapter by Ilbery and Maye on 'The changing dynamics of agri-food networks

    7. The sociology of food and agriculture - Michael Carolan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    8. Bringing the food economy home: local alternatives to global agribusiness - Helena Norberg-Hodge, Todd Merrifield, Steven Gorelick 2002

      Book Recommended

    9. Worlds of food: place, power, and provenance in the food chain - Kevin Morgan, Terry Marsden, Jonathan Murdoch 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    10. Slow food: the case for taste - Carlo Petrini, William McCuaig 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    11. Slow living - Wendy Parkins, Geoffrey Craig 2006

      Book Recommended

    12. Geographies of commodity chains - Alex Hughes, Suzanne Reimer c2004

      Book Recommended see chapter by Murdoch and Miele on 'Culinary networks and cultural connections: a conventions perspective'.

    13. Shifting plates in the agrifood landscape: the tectonics of alternative agrifood initiatives in California - Patricia Allen, Margaret FitzSimmons, Michael Goodman, Keith Warner 2003-1

      Article Recommended

    14. Moral economies of food and geographies of responsibility - Peter Jackson, Neil Ward, Polly Russell 01/2009

      Article Recommended

    15. Fair trade coffee: building producer capacity via global networks - Laura T. Raynolds, Douglas Murray, Peter Leigh Taylor 11/2004

      Article Recommended

  14. Lecture 11: Food futures and module conclusions 23 items
    1. GM Foods: Vandana Shiva - Chris Beckett, Silver Donald Cameron, Kanopy (Firm) 2015

      Audio-visual document Recommended recommended video to watch

    2. The vertical farm: feeding the world in the 21st century - Dickson D. Despommier c2010

      Book Recommended

    3. Digital food activism - Tanja Schneider 2018

      Book Recommended see the Introduction, plus any other chapters you think are interesting

    4. Pig towers and in vitro meat: Disclosing moral worlds by design - Clemens Driessen, Michiel Korthals 12/2012

      Article Recommended

    5. Urban agriculture of the future: an overview of sustainability aspects of food production in and on buildings - Kathrin Specht, Rosemarie Siebert, Ina Hartmann, Ulf B. Freisinger 2014-3

      Article Recommended

    6. Plating up solutions - T. Garnett 16/09/2016

      Article Recommended

    7. The battle for the future of farming: what you need to know - Colin Anderson November 21, 2018 10.48am GMTNovember 21, 2018 10.48am GMT

      Article Recommended useful brief online article in 'The Conversation' summarising some of the 'food wars' issues very quickly.

    8. Eating for the post-Anthropocene: Alternative proteins and the biopolitics of edibility - Alexandra E. Sexton 12/2018

      Article Recommended valuable paper on 'alternative proteins', i.e. things like in vitro meats ... the future of food?

    9. The environmental cost of animal source foods - Ray Hilborn, Jeannette Banobi, Stephen J Hall, Teresa Pucylowski 08/2018

      Article Background scientific review article comparing the environmental costs of some different kinds of foods derived from livestock farming and fisheries.

    10. Snipping around for food: Economic, ethical and policy implications of CRISPR/Cas genome editing - Bartosz Bartkowski, Insa Theesfeld, Frauke Pirscher, Johannes Timaeus 11/2018

      Article Recommended