Edited by leading scholars in the field of food studies, Critical Perspectives in Food Studies brings together original contributions by Canadian scholars who skillfully showcase the diversity and extent of the field. Balancing Canadian and international content, the contributions introduce students to the theoretical and historical foundations for understanding the ways in which Canadian and global food systems are managed. Organized around five sections, this book examines the network of social relations, processes, structures, and institutional arrangements that affect human interactions with nature and food. This ground-breaking book covers some of the most important topics in food studies that affect Canadians today. Using clear and concise language to present often complex ideas and concepts, this book is suitable for all students in higher education taking a course in food studies.