[URBANTH-L] CFP: Global Food Crisis: Perspectives from Practicing and Applied Anthropologists

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Sun Oct 5 19:04:15 EDT 2008

Global Food Crisis: Perspectives from Practicing and Applied Anthropologists
Sponsor: NAPA Bulletin, National Association for the Practice of 
Anthropology (NAPA)
Contact Information:

David A. Himmelgreen
Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave, SOC 107
Tampa FL 33620
Email: dhimmelg at cas.usf.edu Description

The NAPA Bulletin welcomes submissions for a thematic issue on "Global Food 
Crisis: Perspectives from Practicing and Applied Anthropologists," to be 
tentatively published in Spring 2010. NAPA Bulletin is the official 
publication for the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology 
(NAPA), a section of the American Anthropological Association. Recently, a 
convergence of events including environmental threats (e.g., floods, 
droughts, frosts) and cost of fuel in the United States and around the globe 
has resulted in skyrocketing food prices throughout the world, leading to a 
global food crisis not seen in decades. The ensuing threats of hunger and 
food insecurity have caused civil strife and political instability in dozens 
of developing countries. In the United States and other industrialized 
countries, rising food prices has further eroded the buying capacity of 
consumers and threatened the ability of families to access nutritious food 
in sufficient quantity. While the increase in food prices have been felt by 
most Americans regardless of socio-economic status, low income families have 
been the most drastically affected. The effect of this trend in rising 
prices on food security is clearly seen by increases in the use of soup 
kitchens in majority of the major U.S. cities. This proposed NAPA volume 
will bring contributions from both practicing and applied anthropologists to 
examine how rising food prices are affecting peoples' food choices, to 
discuss the way international and domestic food and energy policies are 
exacerbating the problem of hunger and food insecurity in both developing 
and industrialized nations, and to provide recommendation for addressing the 
global food crisis in the coming years. This CFP invites practicing and 
applied anthropologists and other social scientists with expertise in 
aspects of agriculture and food, especially as they relate to global food 
policies, structural adjustment programs, and the development of food 
assistance initiatives either within or outside the United States to 
contribute full-length articles (approximately 7,500 wordsto this proposed 

Please submit a 250 word abstract and 150 word biographical sketch to David 
Himmelgreen , no later than November 1, 2008. 

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