Food Justice in US and Global Contexts

Bringing Theory and Practice Together

  • Ian Werkheiser
  • Zachary Piso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Food Justice in a Global Context

  3. Food Justice and the Built Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Lisa Oliver King
      Pages 85-87
    3. Sarah Riggs Stapleton, Person Cole, Melissa Washburn, Matt Jason, Tawny Alvarado
      Pages 129-140
  4. Food Justice and Governance

  5. Food Justice and Animal Lives

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book


This book offers fresh perspectives on issues of food justice. The chapters emerged from a series of annual workshops on food justice held at Michigan State University between 2013 and 2015, which brought together a wide variety of interested people to learn from and work with each other. Food justice can be studied from such diverse perspectives as philosophy, anthropology, economics, gender and sexuality studies, geography, history, literary criticism, philosophy and sociology as well as the human dimensions of agricultural and environmental sciences. As such, interdisciplinary workshops are a much-needed vehicle to improve our understanding of the subject, which is at the center of a vibrant and growing discourse not only among academics from a wide range of disciplines but also among policy makers and community activists. The book includes their perspectives, offering a wide range of approaches to and conceptions of food justice in a variety of contexts. This invaluable work requires readers to cross boundaries and be open to new ideas based on different assumptions.


Food Justice Food Sovereignty Food Law Non-Human Animals Urban Food Systems Fish Consumption Advocacy in Agriculture Halal Butchering Hunting and Ethics Gleaning Healthy Food on Wheels Urban Agricultural Initiatives Alternative Agriculture Food Justice in a Global Context

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Werkheiser
    • 1
  • Zachary Piso
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Texas Rio Grande Valley EdinburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyMichigan State University MichiganUSA

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