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  • Who's Buying Groceriesby The New Strategist Editors

    New Strategist Press, LLC 2014; US$ 68.95

    The eleventh edition of Who’s Buying Groceries is based on unpublished data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012 Consumer Expenditure Survey—you can’t get these data online. It examines how much Americans spend on food at grocery and convenience stores by the demographics that count: age, income, high-income households,... more...

  • When Sugar Ruledby Patricia Juarez–Dappe

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    Two tropical commodities—coffee and sugar—dominated Latin American export economies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When Sugar Ruled: Economy and Society in Northwestern Argentina, Tucumán, 1876–1916 presents a distinctive case that does not quite fit into the pattern of many Latin American sugar economies. During the last quarter... more...

  • Big Mobsby Glen McLaren

    Fremantle Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    Previously overshadowed in the public imagination by notions of American cowboys and the wild west, Australian stockmen are given the place they so richly deserve in pastoral and Australian history in this insightful study. From the lonely months on a long cattle drive to the boots they wore and the places they lived in, the stockmen and their unique... more...

  • The Meaty Truthby Shushana Castle; Amy-Lee Goodman; Neal Barnard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Meaty Truth is an eye-opening look at the massive problems caused by the American population’s food supply. Water, meat, and milk and other dairy products are filled with toxins, antibiotics, untested growth hormones, ammonia, and animal pus and manure. The current conditions of the food production industry must drastically improve, and until... more...

  • Adding Value (RLE Marketing)by Geoffrey G. Jones; Nicholas J. Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    An international group of scholars, drawn from the United States, Europe and Australia and from a number of academic disciplines, explores the history of marketing in the food and drink industries, focusing on the meaning of brands, the ways in which they add value and the surrounding business strategies. more...

  • A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentuckyby James F. Hopkins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 22.00

    It is hard to believe that at one time burley tobacco was not the chief cash crop in Kentucky. Yet for more than half a century hemp dominated the state's agricultural production. James Hopkins surveys the hemp industry in Kentucky from its beginning through its complete demise at the end of World War II, describing the processes of seeding and harvesting... more...

  • Tobacco Merchantby Maurice Duke; Daniel P. Jordan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Maurice Duke and Daniel P. Jordan vividly describe the colorful life and times of one of the South's -- and America's -- most important businesses and provide insight into how luck, management practices, and personalities helped the company rise to international prominence. Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, the world's largest independent leaf tobacco... more...

  • The ethics of consumptionby Helena Röcklinsberg; Per Sandin

    Wageningen Academic Publishers 2013; US$ 96.59

    We are all consumers. What we consume, how, and how much, has consequences of great moral importance for humans, animals, and the environment. Great challenges lie ahead as we are facing population growth and climate change and reduced availability of fossil fuels.It is often argued that key to meeting those challenges is changing consumption patterns... more...

  • Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941by Kate Transchel; Elena Osokina

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Drawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of the Stalinist dictatorship. The study offers... more...

  • Food Democracyby Sue Booth; John Coveney

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 52.56

    This book explores the links between food and democracy. It addresses how democratic principles can be used to shape our food system and takes a practical ‘how-to’ approach to using democratic processes to regain control of the food we eat. It also highlights what food democracy looks like on the ground and how individuals, communities and societies... more...