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Author Albritton, Robert, 1941- author

Title Let them eat junk : how capitalism creates hunger and obesity / Robert Albritton
Published London ; New York : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages)
Contents pt. I: Introduction. Introduction -- pt. II: Understanding capitalism. The management of agriculture and food by capital's deep structures -- The phase of consumerism and the US roots of the current agriculture and food regimes -- pt. III: The historical analysis of the US-centred global food regime. The food regime and consumers' health -- The health of agriculture and food workers -- Agriculture, food provisioning, and the environment -- Food, marketing, and choice in the United States -- Corporate power, food, and liberal democracy -- pt. IV: Conclusions. Agriculture food, and the fight for democracy, social justice, health, and sustainability
Summary A thorough explanation of how the capitalist system creates simultaneous hunger and obesity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-250) and index
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Subject Capitalism.
Food supply -- Economic aspects.
Food supply -- Political aspects.
Nutrition policy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1849644101 (electronic bk.)
9781849644105 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles How capitalism creates hunger and obesity