Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 1019–1021

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  • Carol J. Pierce Colfer

DOI: 10.1007/s10460-016-9731-2

Cite this article as:
Pierce Colfer, C. Agric Hum Values (2016) 33: 1019. doi:10.1007/s10460-016-9731-2

The Book Review Editor has review copies of the following books. Potential reviewers should contact Carol J. Pierce Colfer to obtain a review copy ( Books not previously listed are in bold-faced type.

Allen, Mark W. and Terry L. Jones (eds.). Violence and Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers. Chicago, IL: Left Coast Press, 2014. 391pp.

Andrews-Speed, Philip, Raimund Bleischwitz, Tim Boersma, Corey Johnson, Geoffrey Kemp and Stacy D. Vandeveer. Want, Waste or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals. London: Earthscan/Routledge, 2015. 230pp.

Bailey, Conner, Leif Jensen, and Elizabeth Ransom. Rural America in a Globalizing World. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2014. 705pp.

Bakker, J. I. (ed.). The Methodology of Political Economy: Studying the Global Rural-Urban Matrix. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. 275pp.

Baldwin, Cheryl J. The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability. Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2015. 207pp.

Barnard, Alex V. Freegans: Diving into the Wealth of Food Waste in America. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. 294pp.

Baron, Cynthia, Diane Carson, and Mark Bernard. Appetites and Anxieties: Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2014. 334pp.

Bell, Jonathan and Mervyn Watson. Irish Farming Life: History and Heritage. Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press, 2014. 212pp.

Bellows, Anne C., Flavio L. S. Valente, Stefanie Lemke, and Maria Daniela Núñez Burbano de Lara (eds.). Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food: Toward an Inclusive Framework. New York: Routledge, 2016. 471pp.

Bijman, Jos, Roldan Muradian, and Jur Schuurman (eds.). Cooperatives, Economic Democratization and Rural Development. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016. 310pp.

Black, Katherine J. Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners. Athens, Ohio: Swallow Press & Ohio University Press, 2015. 221pp.

Block, Daniel R. and Howard Rosing. Chicago: A Food Biography. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. 326pp.

Bluffstone, Randall A. and Elizabeth J. Z. Robinson (eds.). Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration. New York: RFF Press, 2015. 284pp.

Böhm, Steffen, Zareen Pervez Bharucha and Jules Pretty. Ecocultures: Blueprints for Sustainable Communities. London: Earthscan/Routledge, 2015. 295pp.

Boisvert, Raymond D. I Eat, Therefore I Think: Food and Philosophy. Madison: Fairleigh Dickenson Press, 2014. 176pp.

Bonanno, Alessandro and Lawrence Busch (eds.). Handbook of the International Economy of Agriculture and Food. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2015. 368pp.

Buechler, Stephanie and Anne-Marie Hanson (eds.). A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change. New York: Routledge, 2015. 262pp.

Büscher, Bram, Wolfram Dressler, and Robert Fletcher. NatureTM, Inc. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2014. 298pp.

Clark, Lisa F. The Changing Politics of Organic Food in North America. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. 249pp.

Colfer, Carol J. Pierce, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, and Marlène Elias (eds.). Gender and Forests: Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains, and Emerging Issues. London: Earthscan/Routledge, 2016. 331pp.

Connolly, John. The Politics and Crisis Management of Animal Health Security: Disease Prevention Area. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015. 201pp.

Couniham, Carole and Valeria Siniscalchi (eds.). Food Activism: Agency, Democracy and Economy. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. 251pp.

Dowdall, Marie and Ryan J. Klotz. Pesticides and Global Health: Understanding Agrochemical Dependence and Investing in Sustainable Solutions. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2014. 148pp.

Durrenberger, Paul. American Fieldnotes: Collected Essays of an Existentialist Anthropologist. West Branch, IA: Draco Hill Press. 2014. 250pp.

Flynn, Patricia M., Kathryn Haynes and Maureen A. Kilgour (eds.). Integrating Gender Equality into Business and Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2015. 420pp.

Ford, Anabel and Ronald Nigh. The Maya Forest Garden: Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2015. 260pp.

Fulkerson, Gregory M. and Alexander R. Thomas (eds.). Studies in Urbanormativity: Rural Community in Urban Society. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. 296pp.

Goodman, Michael K. and Colin Sage (eds.). Food Transgressions: Making Sense of Contemporary Food Politics. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014. 250pp.

Haedicke, Michael A. Organizing Organic: Conflict and Compromise in an Emerging Market. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2016. 225pp.

Hakansson, N. Thomas and Mats Widgren (eds.). Landesque Capital: The Historical Ecology of Enduring Landscape Modifications. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Books, 2014. 281pp.

Han, I and Sheng-Tsung Hou. Social Innovation and Business in Taiwan. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016. 216pp.

Hudson, Julie and Paul Donovan. Food Policy and the Environmental Credit Crunch: From Soup to Nuts. New York: Earthscan/Routledge, 2014. 227pp.

Imbruce, Valerie. From Farm to Canal Street: Chinatown’s Alternative Food Network in the Global Marketplace. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015. 208pp.

Jackson, Peter. Anxious Appetites: Food and Consumer Culture. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. 222pp.

Jarvis, Devra I. et al. Crop Genetic Diversity in the Field and on the Farm: Principles and Applications in Research Practices. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016. 395pp.

Kennedy, Amanda and Jonathan Liljeblad.Food Systems Governance: Challenges for Justice, Equality and Human Rights. New York: Earthscan/Routledge. 207pp.

Kimura, Aya Hirata.Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. 210pp.

Lang, Tim and Michael Heasman. Food Wars: The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets (second edition). London: Earthscan/Routledge, 2015. 296pp.

Lawson, Charles and Berris Charnley (eds.). Intellectual Property and Genetically Modified Organisms: A Convergence in Laws. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2015. 242pp.

Luginbühl, Peter Howard and Daniel Terrasson (eds.). Landscape and Sustainable Development: The French Perspective. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2015. 269pp.

Macnaghten, Phil and Susana Carro-Ripalda. Governing Agricultural Sustainability: Global Lessons from GM Crops. London: Earthscan/Routledge, 2015. 244pp.

Marder, Michael.Grafts: Writings on Plants. Minneapolis, MN: Univocal. 182pp.

Morton, Timothy.Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 191pp.

Muff, Katrin, ed. The Collaboratory: A Co-creative Stakeholder Engagement Process for Solving Complex Problems. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2014. 200pp. [pdf only]

Mukute, Mutizwa. Developmental Work Research: A Tool for Enabling Collective Agricultural Innovation. Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers (, 2015. 164pp.

Nettle, Claire. Community Gardening as Social Action. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014. 258pp.

Nizamuddin, Ali M. The Patenting of Life, Limiting Liberty, and the Corporate Pursuit of Seeds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. 241pp.

Off, Carol. Bitter Chocolate: The Dark Side of the World’s Most Seductive Sweet. New York: The New Press, 2014. 329 pp.

Perthis, Christian de and Pierre-André Jouvet. Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth [translated by Michael Westlake]. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 274pp.

Petersen, Brigitte, Manfred Nüssel, Martin Hamer (eds.). Quality and Risk Management in Agri-Food Chains. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers (www.Wageningen, 2014. 320pp.

Pini, Barbara, Berit Brandth, and Jo Little (eds.). Feminisms and Rural Realities. Baltimore, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2015. 243pp.

Poschen, Peter. Decent Work, Green Jobs and the Sustainable Economy: Solutions for Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd., and the International Labour Organization, 2015. 182pp.

Probst, Gilbert and Andrea M. Bassi. Tackling Complexity: A Systemic Approach for Decisionmakers. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2014. 186pp. [Available in pdf only]

Pritchard, Bill, Anu Rammohan, Madhushree Sekher, S. Parasuraman and Chetan Choithani. Feeding India: Livelihoods, Entitlements and Capabilities. New York: Earthscan/Routledge, 2014. 195pp.

Raynolds, Laura T. and Elizabeth A. Bennett (eds.). Handbook of Research on Fair Trade. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2015. 581pp.

Reddy, Gerry, Eddie Smyth, and Michael Steyn. Land Access and Resettlement: A Guide to Best Practice. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd., 2015. 411pp.

Richardson, B. Sugar. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2015. 244pp.

Riches, Graham and Tiina Silvasti (eds.). First World Hunger Revisited: Food Charity or the Right to Food? New York: Palgrave, 2014 (second edition). 248pp.

Robinson, Guy M. and Doris A. Carson (eds.). Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. 508pp.

Ruben, Ruerd and Paul Hoebink (eds.). Coffee Certification in East Africa: Impact on Farmers, Families and Cooperatives. Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers (www.Wageningen, 2015. 162pp.

Sekine, Kae and Alessandro Bonanno.The Contradictions of Neoliberal Agri-Food. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2016. 240pp.

Simons, Lucas. Changing the Food Game: Market Transformation Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture. Sterling, VA: Greenleaf Publishing, 2015. 237pp.

Singh, Ajit Kumar and Santosh Mehrotra. Land Policies for Equity and Growth: Transforming the Agrarian Structure in Uttar Pradesh. New Delhi, India: Sage India, 2014. 408pp.

Sloan, Philip, Willy Legrand and Clare Hindley (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Food and Gastronomy. London: Routledge, 2015. 426pp.

Sovacool, Benjamin K., Roman V. Sidortsov and Benjamin R. Jones. Energy Security, Equality and Justice. New York: Routledge, 2014. 213pp.

Stephan, Hannes R. Cultural Politics and the Transatlantic Divide over GMOs. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2015. 256pp.

Sutherland, L., I. Darnhofer, and L. Zagata (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture. Oxford, UK: CABI, 2014. 242pp. [pdf or hard copy]

Sutter, Paul S. Let us now Praise Famous Gullies: Providence Canyon and the Soils of the South. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2015. 248pp.

Swift, Candice Lowe and Richard Wilk (eds.). Teaching Food and Culture. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc., 2015. 213pp.

Swinnen, Johan (ed.). The Political Economy of the 2014-2020 Common Agricultural Policy: An Imperfect Storm. Brussels: Centre for European Policy Studies, London: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2015. 567pp.

Sylla, Ndongo S. The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing Poverty to Benefit the Rich. Athens, OH: Ohio State University, 2014. 179pp.

Thompson, Andrew R. H. Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal. Lexington, KY: Kentucky Press, 2015. 193pp.

Wall, Derek. The Commons in History: Culture, Conflict, and Ecology. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2014. 165pp.

Weiss, Brad.Real Pigs: Shifting Values in the Field of Local Pork. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016. 288pp.

Wright, Laura. The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2015. 205pp.

Yanagisawa, Haruka (ed.). Community, Commons and Natural Resource Management in Asia. Singapore: National University of Singapore, 2015. 257pp.

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