Food(&)Sovereignty – a special issue of Politics and Culture edited by Scott Stoneman and Max Haiven

Scott Stoneman and I have just finished editing a special issue of the online journal Politics and Culture.  Here is the announcement, with links.

Please click here to download a PDF edition of the special issue:
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ANNOUNCEMENT: SPECIAL ISSUE OF POLITICS AND CULTURE ON FOOD(&)SOVEREIGNTY

As cultural studies and related disciplines attempt to grapple with the ongoing global crisis of food, the term “food sovereignty” has animated the political imagiantion of activists and scholars the world over.  What are the resonances and meanings of this phrase?  How do struggles over food politics speak to and against new (and not so new) forms of power, local and global?  This special issue takes up these questions through short articles and concise interviews.

—> http://aspen.conncoll.edu/politicsandculture/arts.cfm?id=81

Politics and Culture 2009 (2)
SPECIAL ISSUE ON FOOD(&)SOVEREIGNTY
Guest editors: Scott Stoneman and Max Haiven
Abstracts and keywords

……… EDITORIALS ………
Scott Stoneman – Learning to learn from the food crisis: consumer sovereignty and the restructuring of subjectivity
Max Haiven – Food, finance, crisis, catalyst: global capitalism and the revolutionary value of food sovereignty

……… INTERVIEWS ………
Silvia Federici – On capitalism, colonialism, women and food politics
Julie Guthman – On globalization, neoliberalism, obesity, local food and education
Raj Patel – On rights, sovereignty, and suicide
Michael Perelman – On globalization, economics, and the history of food crises

……… ARTICLES ………
Neoliberalism

Chad Lavin – Pollanated Politics, or, The Neoliberal’s Dilemma
Gwendolyn Blue – On the politics and possibilities of locavores: situating food sovereignty in the turn from government to governance

Corporate power and resistance

Kelly Bronson – What we talk about when we talk about biotechnology
Bethany Turner – Corn coalitions: struggles for food sovereignty in Mexico
Irena Knezevic – Monsanto rules: science, government, and seed monopoly

New food subjects, local and global

Karine VigneaultTerroirs as spaces of intergenerational justice: building communities for the “food citizen”
Michael Mikulak – Backyard survivalism: the global politics of the kitchen garden
Emily Johansen – The political allure of the local: food and cosmopolitanism in Timothy Taylor’s Stanley Park and Ruth L. Ozeki’s My Year of Meats
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