Thousands of people in dozens of countries took to the streets when world food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011. What does the persistence of popular mobilization around food tell us about the politics of subsistence in an era of integrated food markets and universal human rights?
In this episode of –between the lines– authors Naomi Hossain and Patta Scott-Villiers from IDS, talk to Jennifer Constantine from Kings College London, about their book ‘Food Riots, Food Rights and the Politics of Provisions’, getting behind the headlines and inside the politics of food for people on low incomes.
This podcast is produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King.
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