Gender, Food and Covid-19: Global Stories of Harm and Hope (Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability) (Hardcover)
This book documents how COVID-19 impacts gender, agriculture, and food systems across the globe with on-the-ground accounts and personal reflections from scholars, practitioners, and community members.
During the coronavirus pandemic with many people under lockdown, continual agricultural production and access to food remain essential. Women provide much of the formal and informal work in agriculture and food production, distribution, and preparation often under precarious conditions. A cadre of scholars and practitioners from across the globe provide their timely observations on these issues as well as more personal reflections on its impact on their lives and work. Four major themes emerge from these accounts and are interwoven throughout: the pervasiveness of food insecurity, the ubiquity of women's care work, food justice, and policies and research that can that can result in a resilience that reimagines the future for greater gender and intersectional equality. We identify what lessons we can learn from this global pandemic about research and practices related to gender, food, and agricultural systems to strive for more equitable arrangements.
This book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners working on gender and food and agriculture during this global pandemic and beyond.
About the Author
Paige Castellanos is currently an Assistant Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A., in the College of Agricultural Sciences' International Programs and Rural Sociology. She is the co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture (Routledge, 2020). Carolyn E. Sachs is Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. She is the co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture (Routledge, 2020) and editor of Gender, Agriculture and Agrarian Transformations (Routledge, 2019). Ann R. Tickamyer is Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology and Demography at Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. She is the author and editor of multiple books, including Rural Poverty in the United States (2017, with Jennifer Sherman and Jennifer Warlick).