I recently co-edited a special issue of the Open Access public-engagement journal, Zapruder World, on the global history of food and social conflicts. Spanning two millennia, and covering topics including subaltern food systems, food riots, and the relationship between food and collective memory, among others, the articles featured in this volume illuminate the various ways in which food—in both its abundance and scarcity—has served as a catalyst for both small- and large-scale historical change in a variety of different temporal and sociological contexts. Below you can find the volume’s table of contents, along with a handful of accompanying historical research and contemporary engagement resources.
Kashia Amber Arnold, Brian J Griffith, and Tim Paulson, eds., “Food Fights: The Politics of Provisions in Global Perspective,” Zapruder World: An International Journal for the History of Social Conflict No. 5 (2019).
Table of Contents
Kashia Amber Arnold, Brian J Griffith, and Tim Paulson, eds.
- Food Provisioning and Social Control in Ancient Rome
Tracey E. Watts
- The Food Riot as a Form of Political Conflict in France
Louise A. Tilly
- Food Riots, Strikes, and Looting in Brazil between 1917 and 1962: Defining the Repertoires of Working-Class Revolt
- Literary and Visual Rememory at the 90th Anniversary of the Banana Massacre in Colombia
Annie Mendoza and Tashima Thomas
- Food Riots in Bangladesh? Garments Worker Protests and Globalized Subsistence Crises
Ferdous Jahan and Naomi Hossain
- Global Migration, Local Charity: African Refugees, Food Provisioning, and the Declining Israeli Middle Class