The Ethics and Politics of Food


Wednesday, November 20, 12:00-1:30 MACK 304
(Light lunch served)

Lauren Sneyd, PhD candidate Geography, Jennifer Vansteenkiste, PhD candidate Geography, Evan Fraser, Department of Geography,
The Causes of Food Riots in Haiti and Cameroon: Empirical evidence and accounts from the 2008 food protests

When food and fuel prices peaked in 2008, food riots erupted in countries across the globe. This paper empirically compares Haiti and Cameroon where particularly violent protests erupted. Drawing on field research and interview data of nearly 500 individuals Sneyd, Vansteenkiste and Fraser show the preconditions, forms, sites, agents, strategies, and outcomes of food related resistance.

Sponsored by 'Initiatives in Global Justice', and the Canada Research Chair in Ethics & Global Social Change
For details, contact Monique Deveaux, Department of Philosophy,


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