Rowman and Littlefield International

Just Food

Philosophy, Justice and Food

Edited by Jill M. Dieterle

3 Reviews

This is a collection of thirteen new philosophical essays exploring the inequities in our contemporary food system. The book addresses topics including food and property, food insecurity, food deserts, food sovereignty, the gendered aspects of food injustice, food and race, and locavorism.

Hardback ISBN: 9781783483860 Release date: Nov 2015
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Paperback ISBN: 9781783483877 Release date: Nov 2015
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Ebook ISBN: 9781783483884 Release date: Nov 2015
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Pages: 272


Who has access, and who is denied access, to food, and why? What are the consequences of food insecurity? What would it take for the food system to be just?

Just Food: Philosophy, Justice and Food presents thirteen new philosophical essays that explore the causes and consequences of the inequities of our contemporary food system. It examines why 842 million people globally are unable to meet their dietary needs, and why food insecurity is not simply a matter of insufficient supply. The book looks at how food insecurity tracks other social injustices, covering topics such as race, gender and property, as well as food sovereignty, food deserts, and locavorism. The essays in this volume make an important and timely contribution to the wider philosophical debate around food distribution and justice.

Acknowledgements / Introduction: J.M. Dieterle / Part I: Food Access / Chapter 1: J. Michael Scoville, "Framing Food Justice" / Chapter 2: Stephen Minister, "Food, Hunger, and Property" / Chapter 3: J.M. Dieterle, "Food Deserts and Lockean Property" / Chapter 4: Jennifer Szende, "Food Deserts, Justice, and the Distributive Paradigm" / Part II: Food Systems / Chapter 5: Ian Werkheiser, Shakara Tyler, and Paul Thompson, " Food Sovereignty: Two Conceptions of Food Justice" / Chapter 6: Mark Navin, "Food Sovereignty and Gender Justice: The Case of La Vía Campesina" / Chapter 7: Steve Tammelleo, "Food Policy, Mexican Migration, and Collective Responsibility" / Part III: Food and Gender / Chapter 8: Lori Watson, "Food is a Feminist Issue" / Chapter 9: Nancy M. Williams, "Meat Eating and Masculinity: A Foucauldian Analysis" / Chapter 10: Margaret Crouch, “Food, Film and Gender” / Part IV: Local Food / Chapter 11: Nancy E. Snow, "'Food Virtue': Can We Make Virtuous Food Choices?" / Chapter 12: Liz Goodnick, "Limits on Locavorism" / About the Authors / Bibliography

J.M. Dieterle is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Michigan University. She has published articles in Public Affairs Quarterly, Bioethics, Environmental Ethics, Philosophia Mathematica and Erkenntnis.

Margaret Crouch, Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University; J.M. Dieterle, Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University; Liz Goodnick, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Stephen Minister, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Augustana College; Mark Navin, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Oakland University;; J. Michael Scoville, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University; Nancy E. Snow, Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma; Jennifer Szende, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre de Recherche en Éthique de lUniversité de Montreal; Steve Tammalleo, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego; Paul B. Thompson, WK Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University; Shakara Tyler, Graduate Student, Michigan State University; Lori Watson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego; Nancy Williams, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wofford College; Ian Werkheiser, Assistant Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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3 Reviews

In Just Food: Philosophy, Justice and Food, a collection of authors contribute to a rich dialogue about the philosophical and ethical dimensions of various aspects of the food justice movement. . . . .Any scholar--from geographers and anthropologists to ethicists and feminists--and indeed any person, would benefit greatly from taking time to earnestly explore this book. Just Food: Philosophy, Justice and Food not only informs and critiques, but it also helps us to consider our positions in and understandings of food justice, in particular, and also justice, more generally.

Agriculture and Human Values

Just Food is a significant contribution to the burgeoning philosophical literature on food justice. The authors in this volume illuminate most of the significant topics coming under the heading of food justice, namely, the inequalities in the system and the harms perpetrated by the current global food system. This volume is important for anyone interested in the moral issues in the food system.

Joan McGregor, Professor of Philosophy, Arizona State University

This book, while taking a consciously philosophical approach, reaches well beyond the standard academic field to engage with the crucial topic of food justice in lively, novel, interesting and practical ways. Nutritious, digestible, well done food for thought about food.

Nettie Wiebe, Professor of Church and Society, University of Saskatchewan

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