Book releases

Anzac Biscuits -The power and spirit of an everyday national icon
Allison Reynolds

Anzac biscuits, baked in Australia and New Zealand for over a century, have a powerful connection to the national identity and culture of both countries. But what is the story of this national icon? Were they eaten by troops during the First World War? When did coconut make an appearance? And where do you stand on the crispy versus chewy debate?

Culinary detective Allison Reynolds has travelled Australia, New Zealand and England delving into war files and family cookbooks to investigate the provenance of this extraordinary everyday biscuit.

Published by Wakefield Press.

Agri-environmental Governance as an Assemblage. Multiplicity, Power, and Transformation 
Jérémie Forney, Chris Rosin, Hugh Campbell (Eds)


Develops assemblage theory as an original analytical framework for the study of agri-environmental governance.

Presents alternative perspectives on the kind of governance instruments that support the development of more sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Includes a wide range of international examples, including case studies from south-east and east Asia, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand and the USA.

 Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Agri-Environmental Governance as Assemblage
    Jérémie Forney, Chris Rosin and Hugh Campbell

Part I: Assembling Ontologies: Multiplicities and Agencies

  1. Assembling Payments for Ecosystem Services in Wales
    Sophie Wynne-Jones and Thomas Vetter
  2. Carolina Dreamin’: A case for understanding farmers’ decision-making and hybrid agri-environmental governance initiatives as complex assemblages
    Caela O’Connell and Deanna L. Osmond
  3. Killing two (or more) birds with one stone: The case of governance through multifunctionality payments in Japan
    Haruhiko Iba and Kiyohiko Sakamoto
  4. Assembling Halloumi: Contesting the EU’s Food Quality Label Policy in the Republic of Cyprus
    Gisela Welz
  5. From ‘disciplinary societies’ to ‘societies of control’: an historical narrative of agri-environmental governance in Indonesia
    Angga Dwiartama

Part II: The politics of territorialisation

  1. Assembling Value in Carbon Forestry: Practices of Assemblage, Overflows and Counter-Performativities in Ugandan Carbon Forestry
    Adrian Nel
  2. Not Defined by the Numbers: Distinction, Dissent and Democratic Possibilities in Debating the Data
    Karly Burch, Katharine Legun, and Hugh Campbell
  3. Water Quality Deterioration, Governance, and Assemblage Responses in Uruguay
    Diego Thompson
  4. The “Dirty Dairying” Campaign in New Zealand: Constructing Problems and Assembling Responses
    Ismaël Tall and Hugh Campbell
  5. Beyond Soyisation – Donau Soja as Assemblage
    Dana Bentia and Jérémie Forney

Part III: Assemblage for building new AEG practices

  1. The Politics of Big Data: Corporate Agri-food Governance meets “Weak” Resistance
    Michael Carolan
  2. Assemblage and the Epistemology of Practice: Imagining Situated Water Governance
    Ruth Beilin

Published by Routledge / Earthscan Food and Agriculture