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Description - The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics by Mary Rawlinson

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138809130
ISBN-10: 1138809136
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary Rawlinson

Mary C. Rawlinson is professor and chair in the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, USA. She is author of Just Life (Columbia University Press, 2016) and editor of many volumes. She is also the editor of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. Caleb Ward is an instructor and PhD student in philosophy at Stony Brook University, USA. He is editor of Global Food, Global Justice: Essays on Eating under Globalization (with Mary C. Rawlinson, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015).

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