Finding the food by hiding the gold: Andoque abundance, mining, and food in the Colombian Amazon

Camilo Torres*, Gerard Verschoor

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Abstract

Food is important – but so is thinking about food through knowledge and experience. Food is an essential part of the “web of life,” but thinking about food has real consequences for the way it is grown, gathered, or procured. Scholarly and common ways of “thinking food” help shape systems of food production, distribution, and consumption, which have a bearing on the way societies are organized. As Carolan (2013: 413) notes, academic ways of thinking about food have undergone a number of “turns” over the years. Today we find ourselves in the midst of a new turn that stresses relationality and multiplicity while also emphasizing novel political and ontological practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood, Agriculture and Social Change: The Everyday Vitality of Latin America
EditorsStephen Sherwood, Alberto Arce, Myriam Paredes
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Pages48-59
ISBN (Electronic)9781315440088
ISBN (Print)9781138214972
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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