First report from the Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility project, 2013. The title and this 6 minute film by my brilliant colleague Carol Smithyes tell you pretty much all you need to know about how people on low and precarious incomes feel about rising food prices and other cost of living increases, while their incomes feel, and often are, pretty static.
Published by Naomi Hossain
I've been researching development for 20 years, but increasingly focus on the politics of hunger - on price spikes, subsistence protests, widespread worries about the way we eat now, and what the globalization of food means in everyone's everyday life. I'm a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex in my unspare time but this is a personal space for all my writing. I'm a political sociologist, which for me means an interest in how people organise to exercise / challenge power, and in particular in political culture, or the expressive sides of that organizing. And despite an abiding interest in anything to do with Bangladesh, I research in other countries too, and am becoming as bothered by the popular politics and food concerns of the first world as of the third. View all posts by Naomi Hossain