Call for papers for a conference that may be of interest to FoodAnthropology readers:
CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on Democratizing Food Governance, Rome, 14 October 2016
Sponsored by The American University of Rome, University College Cork, University of Naples Federico II, and the University of Vermont.
Some scholars believe that local food systems do not represent a serious threat to the globalization of food chains and may even be consistent with it. Others see them as encapsulating the potential for a radical transformation of the global food system, being not just the result of a commodity-based agriculture sector but rather expressions of processes of change and new forms of politics with regard to sustainability and consumption.
The Conference intends to promote a reflection on the new forms of partnership and civic engagement emerging around food as well as on the creation of public policy spaces at different scales where various types of actors may negotiate, deliberate and make decisions with the goal of enhancing the sustainable and democratic character of the food system.
Key note speakers: Frank Baber, University of California and Terry Marsden, Cardiff University.