Coming Soon on Bloomsbury Food Library

Bloomsbury Food Library is constantly adding new content to ensure that the platform remains at the forefront of academic research in the ever changing field of food studies. From brand new content collections, to updates to existing collections, explore the upcoming content below.

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NEW MODULE: Food Sustainability and Security

Coming late 2023

This exciting eBook collection will combine 48 key frontlist titles from across the Taylor & Francis, ABC-Clio and Zed Books lists, all on one cross searchable platform. This dynamic product covers vital topics with such as agroecology, sustainable agriculture, climate change, food security, global food systems, food inequality, social justice, ethics, and more, with a carefully curated content list selected on the expert advice of the Bloomsbury Food Library Editorial Advisory Board.

Content highlights include:

  • 36 titles from Taylor & Francis, with a particularly strong focus on sustainable agriculture, food security, sustainable supply chain, policy & politics, water.
  • 5 titles from Zed Books which provide a truly global perspective of food security, social justice and food studies in Africa.
  • 7 titles from ABC-Clio offering an in depth look at organic farming, social food movements and food insecurity on a global scale.

2023 Annual Update Part 2 to the Bloomsbury Food Library Core Collection

Coming late 2023

The Bloomsbury Food Library Core Collection offers the widest-ranging existing collection of food studies content. It reflects the interdisciplinary nature of this growing subject, making it an essential resource for students, researchers, and scholars studying food, on courses as wide-ranging as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies. Combining original content from Bloomsbury and licensed content from partner publishers with specially-commissioned research and learning tools and image collections from eminent institutions, Bloomsbury Food Library promises to be the one-stop-shop for anyone studying or working in the field.

Part 2 to the 2023 Annual Update includes:

  • 6 frontlist eBooks including key titles from the Bloomsbury, Amsterdam University Press, and Arkansas University Press lists.
  • 4 Introductory articles looking at food and mobility, food in western Antiquity, the history of food and drink consumption in Europe, and more.

2023 Annual Update to Global Food Histories

Coming late 2023

Global Food Histories is a unique collection that combines Bloomsbury’s digital excellence with Reaktion Books’ market-leading food studies content, featuring 123 eBooks to support the study of global food cuisine and food history. Global Food Histories offers students, instructors, and researchers unrivalled access to key food studies related titles, including works from Reaktion Books pioneering Edible Series, Food and Nations and Food Controversies series. With recipes, colour illustrations and reference material, this vibrant eBook collection provides access to invaluable scholarly research on key topics from global food cuisine and food history, to cultural food studies.

This 2023 Annual Update will see an additional frontlist 13 eBooks from the Reaktion food list added to the collection, including, to name just a few:

  • Taste: A Philosophy of Food, by Sarah E. Worth
  • True to the Land: A History of Food in Australia, by Paul van Reyk
  • Coconut: A Global History, by Constance L. Kirker and Mary Newman
  • The Food Adventurers: How Around-the-World Travel Changed the Way We Eat, by Daniel E. Bender
  • Edible Insects: A Global History, by Gina Louise Hunter

NEW MODULE: Global Food Cultures

Coming early 2024

This brand new eBook collection provides access to ABC-Clio’s market-leading monographs, reference works and encyclopedias focusing on the crucial topic of food cultures and history from around the world. The author line-up consists of a number of highly respected scholars (and Bloomsbury Food Library board members), including Ken Albala, Peter Scholliers and Fabio Parasecoli, to name a few. Global Food CulturesM will contain a number of jewels in the ABC-Clio food studies list’s crown, including:

  • Key reference works such as Food and World Culture: Issues, Impacts, and Ingredients, Food, Feasts, and Faith: An Encyclopedia of Food Culture in World Religions, and Cooking through History: A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Food with Menus and Recipes.
  • Encyclopedias and handbooks including Nectar and Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia of Food in World Mythology, Street Food around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture and Vegetarianism and Veganism: A Reference Handbook.
  • Leading series from the ABC-Clio list such as the ‘Food Cultures in…’ and the ‘Food Cultures of…’ series, which focus on regions such as Japan, Scandinavia, South East Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Sub-Saharan Africa, to name a few.

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