Urban Food Production For Ecosocialism

Author: Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000431010
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This book explores the critical role of urban food production in strengthening communities and in building ecosocialism. It integrates theory and practice, drawing on several local case studies from seven countries across four continents: China, Cuba, Ghana, Italy, Tanzania, the UK, and the US. Research shows that the term "urban agriculture" overstates the limited food-growing potential in cities due to a shortage of land required for growing grains, the basic human food staple. For this reason, the book suggests "urban cultivation" as an appropriate term which indicates social and political progress achieved through combined labours of urbanites to produce food. It examines how these collaborative food-growing efforts help raise local social capital, foster community organisation, and create ecological awareness in order to promote urban food production while also ensuring environmental sustainability. This book illustrates how urban cultivation constitutes a potentially important aspect of urban ecosystems, as well as offers solutions to current environmental problems. It recentres attention to the global South and debunks Eurocentric narratives, challenging capitalist commercial food-growing regimes and encouraging ecosocialist food-growing practices. Written in an accessible style, this book is recommended reading about an emergent issue which will interest students and scholars of environmental studies, geography, sociology, urban studies, politics, and economics.
Urban Food Production for Ecosocialism
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro, George Martin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-06 - Publisher: Routledge

This book explores the critical role of urban food production in strengthening communities and in building ecosocialism. It integrates theory and practice, drawing on several local case studies from seven countries across four continents: China, Cuba, Ghana, Italy, Tanzania, the UK, and the US. Research shows that the term "urban
Urban Food Production for Ecosocialism
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro, Taylor & Francis Group, George Martin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-26 - Publisher: Routledge

This book explores the critical role of urban food production in strengthening communities and in building ecosocialism. It integrates theory and practice, drawing on several local case studies from seven countries across four continents: China, Cuba, Ghana, Italy, Tanzania, the UK, and the US. Research shows that the term 'urban
The Routledge Handbook on Ecosocialism
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: Leigh Brownhill, Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro, Terran Giacomini, Ana Isla, Michael Löwy, Terisa E. Turner
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Building on the classical works that have propelled and shaped ecosocialist thinking and action and more recent political developments on the ground, the volume will provide a reference point for international work in the field, both directly political and academic. The Handbook acquaints readers with the varied roots of and
The Routledge Handbook on Ecosocialism
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Leigh Brownhill
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Building on the classical works that have propelled and shaped ecosocialist thinking and action and more recent political developments on the ground, the volume will provide a reference point for international work in the field, both directly political and academic. The Handbook acquaints readers with the varied roots of and
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Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: Robert Albritton
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-23 - Publisher: Springer

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