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The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics

Edited by: Mary C. Rawlinson , Caleb Ward

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138809130
eBook ISBN: 9781315745503
Adobe ISBN: 9781317595502

10.4324/9781315745503
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While the history of philosophy has traditionally given scant attention to food and the ethics of eating, in the last few decades the subject of food ethics has emerged as a major topic, encompassing a wide array of issues, including labor justice, public health, social inequity, animal rights and environmental ethics. This handbook provides a much needed philosophical analysis of the ethical implications of the need to eat and the role that food plays in social, cultural and political life. Unlike other books on the topic, this text integrates traditional approaches to the subject with cutting edge research in order to set a new agenda for philosophical discussions of food ethics.

The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over 35 chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into 7 parts:

  • the phenomenology of food
  • gender and food
  • food and cultural diversity
  • liberty, choice and food policy
  • food and the environment
  • farming and eating other animals
  • food justice

Essential reading for students and researchers in food ethics, it is also an invaluable resource for those in related disciplines such as environmental ethics and bioethics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  What is Food? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Interactions Between Self, Embodied Identities, and Food Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Metaphoric Determinants of Food and Identity Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Food and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Ethics of Eating as a Human Organism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Women’s Work Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Meat and the Crisis of Masculinity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Understanding Anorexia at the Crossroads of Phenomenology and Feminism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Challenges of Dietary Pluralism  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Food Security at Risk Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Indigenous Peoples, Food, and the Environment in Northeast India Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Food Labeling and Free Speech Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Food Ethics in an Intergenerational Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Health Labeling Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Governance of Food Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Food at the Nexus of Bioethics and Biopolitics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Obesity and Coercion Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Ethical Consumerism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Hungry Because of Change Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Biodiversity and Development Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Food and Environmental Justice Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Ethics of Humane Animal Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Confinement Agriculture from a Moral Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Animal Welfare Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Food, Welfare, and Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Animal Rights and Food Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Veganism Without Animal Rights  Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Ritual Slaughtering vs. Animal Welfare Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Seafood Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Saving a Dynamic System Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Labor and Local Food Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Renewal, and US Settler Colonialism Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Case Studies of Food Sovereignty Initiatives Among the Māori of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Individual and Community Identity in Food Sovereignty Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Responsibility for Hunger in Liberal Democracies Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Ethics of Food Waste Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Food Security and Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The New Three-Legged Stool Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Participative Inequalities and Food Justice Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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