A Diet of Austerity
Class, Food and Climate Change

Graham-Leigh, Elaine
Publisher:  Zero Books
Date Written:  24/04/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Price:  22.95   ISBN:  978-1-78279-740-1
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19762

Deals with the reasons why the working class is blamed for climate change, and what it can actually do about it.

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From the Publisher:

Received wisdom is increasingly that we all have to eat less to save the planet, but received wisdom is wrong. A Diet of Austerity argues that, just as the poor are blamed for the economic crisis, Malthusian conceptions about food and ecology are being used to hold the working class responsible for climate change and global hunger. Challenging existing dogmas about overconsumption and personal responsibility, it shows that what we need to stop climate change is system change.

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