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JAFSCD reviews Eric Holt-Giménez’s A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism

Eric Holt-Giménez

A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat
280 pp, $25 pbk, ISBN: 978-1-58367-659-2
By Eric Holt-Giménez

Reviewed by Teresa M. Mares for the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development

“What role does love play in challenging the devastating impacts of capitalism on our food system? What role does hope play? For Holt-Giménez, the author of A Foodie’s Guide to Capitalism, both love and hope are essential in building a more just and sustainable world, and his newest book is inspired by his long career of allying with those ‘for whom giving up was not an option’ (p. 240)… Another world is indeed possible, and Holt-Giménez gives us the tools we need to better understand the ways that capitalism—and racism—and sexism—and classism—stand in the way of that world….”

Read the review in Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, vol. 8, no. 2

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