No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise

Category: Book
By (author): Carolan, Michael S.
Subject:  COOKING / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Agriculture & Food Policy (see also SOCIAL S
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Agriculture & Food (see also POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Poli
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Island Press
Published: June 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.80in
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From The Publisher*

In today's fast-paced, fast-food world, everyone seems to be eating alone, all the time- whether it's at their desks or in the car. Carolan argues that this needs to change if we want healthy, equitable, and sustainable food. In No One Eats Alone he tells stories of people getting together to change their relationship to food and to each other, from community farms where suburban moms and immigrant families work side by side to online exchanges where entrepreneurs share kitchen space to "hackers" who trade information about farm machinery repairs.

From The Publisher*No One Eats Alone argues that human connections are essential for creating a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system. Michael Carolan shares the stories of individuals who are working to become citizens first and consumers second.
Review Quote*"Unlike many easy-fix food books touting local food as the answer, No One Eats Alone tackles both food and health from a systemic perspective. Its conclusions are likely to challenge eaters on all sides of the food conversation...No One Eats Alone is a singular specimen: a well-researched, thoughtful, and ultimately optimistic book on a popular subject that presents, and successfully defends, the point of view it expresses."
Review Quote*"[Carolan] has a gift for straightforward, conversational storytelling...Highly recommended."
Review Quote*"Beyond eye-opening, this meticulously researched, deeply compelling narrative is a call to action. The revelation within is that what we eat is profoundly social. And therein lie the seeds for the next food revolution. I doubt I'll eat or shop the same again."
Review Quote*"Since time immemorial, stories have been central to human communities. Michael Carolan is a beautiful storyteller, one whose words, as you will feel, are from the heart. And yet, Michael's words are also brilliantly rigorous and thoughtful. What else can I say?"
Review Quote*"In highly accessible prose and without resorting to the solipsism of popular food writers, Michael Carolan does what few food scholars have ventured: warmly engages readers to think about where their food comes from. This easy-to-digest book is chock-full of stealth lessons on topics ranging from the Green Revolution to food quality standards to food fortification to social science methods. Carolan invites readers to actively participate in the foodscape, recognizing that changing it will take collective action and not just fork-voting."
Review Quote*"Carolan has given us a book whose theme of building social relationships resonates in these times of disconnection across the global food chain...there is certainly a place at the table for No One Eats Alone."
From The Publisher*In today's fast-paced, fast-food world, everyone seems to be eating alone, all the time- whether it's at their desks or in the car. Carolan argues that this needs to change if we want healthy, equitable, and sustainable food. We can no longer afford to ignore human connections as we struggle with dire problems like hunger, obesity, toxic pesticides, antibiotic resistance, depressed rural economies, and low-wage labor. In No One Eats Alone he tells stories of people getting together to change their relationship to food and to each other, from community farms where suburban moms and immigrant families work side by side to online exchanges where entrepreneurs share kitchen space to "hackers" who trade information about farm machinery repairs. This is how real change happens, Carolan contends, when we start acting like citizens first and consumers second.
Biographical Note

Michael S. Carolan is a professor of sociology and associate dean for research for the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University. He is the author of The Real Cost of Cheap Food; The Sociology of Food and Agriculture; Reclaiming Food Security; and Cheaponomics: The High Cost of Low Prices, among other books.