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Bruckner, Heide K.; Kowasch, Matthias – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article critiques the way the topic of meat and its consumption is addressed in geography education within the remit of education for sustainable development (ESD). We argue that current approaches perpetuate normative food discourse by: (a) framing participation in the food system solely in terms of consumption; (b) simplifying and…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Animals, Food, Geography Instruction
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Turner, Bethaney – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Anthropocentric thinking produces fractured ecological perspectives that perpetuate destructive, wasteful behaviours. Recognition of the relational entanglements of humans and more-than-humans, particularly through our everyday visceral encounters with food, may be able to encourage ethical ecological thinking and practices that lay the…
Descriptors: Food, Wastes, Ethics, Sanitation
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Sathyamala, C. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Transitioning towards a plant-based diet is considered both ethical and environmentally friendly from a Western perspective of high per capita consumption of flesh foods. However, in contemporary India, beef-eating has emerged as a political act of subversion in the context of its current ban by the Indian state which is transforming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Eating Habits, Dietetics
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Jones, Naya – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Young people who navigate intersecting racial, ethnic, economic, and/or geographic oppressions are often the objects of food pedagogy. Citing childhood obesity and anthropogenic environmental change, food pedagogies in the United States especially target Black/African-American youth, among other youth of color. Meanwhile, teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Food, African Americans, Teaching Methods, Health Behavior
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Mann, Alana – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
The Anthropocene is a site of domination and resistance for those opposed to the corporatised food regime. The peasant farmers' movement, La Vía Campesina, uses pedagogical techniques based on Freirian horizontal communication methodology to contest the structural and ideological elements of this regime. This article analyses these techniques,…
Descriptors: Food, Agricultural Occupations, Ecology, Power Structure
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Hsu, Jesse P – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Edible verge gardens, which are cultivated sections of public footpaths created by residents for household and community use, have gradually become more common in some Australian cities. As an emergent form of urban agriculture, verge gardens uniquely provide opportunities for encountering and learning about food cultivation and consumption…
Descriptors: Gardening, Caring, Urban Areas, Food
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Kiddle, Rebecca; Mawer, Chantal; McAuliffe Bickerton, Ceara; Ryan, Alyssa; Siemonek, Laurette – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Many environmental concerns such as climate change and reducing fossil-fuel dependence seem 'out of reach' for the majority of us regarding creating change. However, food systems and how we interact with them, offer tangible opportunities to respond to these environmental concerns in small but meaningful ways. By examining the impact of our food…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Eating Habits, Ecology
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Gordon, Rhyall – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
A significant section of the alternative food initiative (AFI) literature has expressed concerns about the predisposition of some research to assume neoliberal outcomes from particular AFI practices. As a counterpoint to this, there has been a call for analysis tools that will allow for a more nuanced understanding of the complexities and…
Descriptors: Food, Ethics, Correlation, Eating Habits
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Spring, Charlotte; Adams, Mags; Hardman, Michael – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Drawing on ethnographic research with organisations redistributing wasted food, this paper explores potentials for political and ethical learning by comparing different approaches to food handling and teaching. Food acts as instigator and tool for learning about ecological impacts, wellbeing, provenance, health and pleasure. Re-learning wasted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Ethics, Ecology
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Hsu, Jesse P. – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Re-embedding foodways in local communities and ecologies is an enormous undertaking that is supported in part through a myriad of educational processes. For niche spaces of post-industrial foodways, a crucial step toward normalization is being accepted, appreciated, and even desired by the wider society. This article explores how pedagogy…
Descriptors: Food, Consumer Education, Cultural Context, Social Change