This book asks how we are to understand the relationship between capitalism and the environment, capitalism and food, and capitalism and social resistance. These questions come together to form a study of food regimes and the means by which capitalism organises both the environment and people to provision its distinctive system of ever-expanding consumption with food.
Political Ecology, Food Regimes, and Food Sovereignty explores whether there are environmental limits to capitalism and its economic growth by addressing the ongoing and inter-linked crises of food, fossil fuels, and finance. It also considers its political limits, as the globally burgeoning 'precariat', peasants and indigenous people resist the further commodification of their livelihoods.
This book draws from the field of Political Ecology to approach new ways of analysing capitalism, the environment and resistance, and also to propose new solutions to the current agro-ecological-economic crisis.
It will be of particular interest to students and academics of Environmental Sociology, Human Geography, and Environmental Geography.
Mark Tilzey is Senior Research Fellow in the Governance of Food Systems for Resilience at Coventry University, UK. His research interests include political ecology, agroecology, agri-environmental politics and governance, and the international political economy of agri-food systems.