Vol. 3 No. 2 (2016): Forming and Informing Transformation

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A common thread weaves throughout the articles in this issue: one of transformative change—either already in progress or still needed—among individuals, communities, and food systems. The theme extends to an experimental book-review format introduced by associate editor Phil Mount, in response to the dilemma of reviewing edited volumes that are by nature heterogeneous in content. The solution: a composite in which every chapter is individually reviewed. This issue thus contains 15 chapter reviews for Cities and Agriculture: Developing Resilient Urban Food Systems (by Henk de Zeeuw & Pay Drechsel) and 17 mini-reviews for each of the chapters in How Canadians Communicate VI: Food Promotion, Consumption, and Controversy (by Charlene Elliott). Such lengthy reviews do require extra effort, but, as Mount points out, it can be a satisfying collective project resulting in greater depth of analysis—and certainly a greater sense, for the reader, of what an edited book offers. (photo: David Szanto)

Published: 2016-12-15

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