Crafting a "Glocal" Education: Focusing on Food, Women, and Globalization

  • Deborah Barndt York University


Beginning from an awareness of food as the "intimate commodity," this paper sets out to understand how low income women, in particular, understand the relationship between their own role as food providers for their families and the increasing globalisation of food production and distribution. Drawing on work with the Toronto-based Foodshare Focus on Food programme, the article describes a new approach, called "glocal education," which aims to help women understand the way their local practices connect with global forces.
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