Thursday, May 14, 2015
PUBLICATIONS: Third World Quarterly special issue: “Food Sovereignty: convergence and contradictions,condition and challenges”
Edited by Eric Holt-Gimenez, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Todd Holmes, and Martha Jane Robbins, this special issue on food sovereignty is framed in relation to a broader political and intellectual initiative that aims to deepen academic discussions on food sovereignty. Building upon previous and parallel initiatives in ‘engaged academic research,’ and along the tradition of ‘a critical dialogue’ among activists and academics, it identifies four key themes that focus on the difficult contradictions, dilemmas and challenges confronting future research in the area: (i) dynamics within and between social groups and classes in rural and urban, Global North—South contexts, (ii) flex crops and commodities, market insertion and long-distance trade, (iii) territorial restructuring, land and food sovereignty, and (iv) localization problematique. Click here for free access.