I am a social anthropologist with graduate degrees from McMaster Univerity (M.A.) and McGill University (PhD.). My long term ethnographic interests have been with Canadian Aboriginal peoples, especially concerning the Ojibwa or Anishenabe peoples living north of Lake Superior. Research in this...
Anthony Winson (M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto) taught at Saint Mary's University and the University of Western Ontario before joining the University of Guelph. For much of his career he has been writing on agriculture, food and rural development issues related to Canada and the Third World. His books include Coffee and Democracy in Modern Costa Rica (Macmillan, 1989), The Intimate Commodity (Garamond, 1993), and Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives: Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy (U. of Toronto Press, 2002, co-author Belinda Leach). This last book won the John Porter prize of the Canadian Sociology Association for 2003, and examines economic restructuring, work, and the factors underlying sustainability in small manufacturing-dependent rural communities in several regions of Ontario. More recently he has extended his earlier interests in the sociology of food and agribusiness, and completed an in-depth exploration of the political economic determinants of diet and nutrition. This has resulted in a new book titled The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating (UBC Press and New York University Press, 2013, 2014)
For more information see http://www.theindustrialdiet.com
Winson, A. 2013 The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating. Vancouver and New York: UBC Press and New York University Press, 2013, 2014.
Winson, A. 2013 “Barriers to the Local Food Movement: Ontario’s Community Food Projects and the Capacity for Convergence”, (co-authors P. Mount, S. Hazen, S. Holmes, E. Fraser, I. Knezevic, E. Nelson, L. Ohberg, P. Andr ée , K. Landman), Local Environments, (forthcoming).
Winson, A., 2010 “The Demand for Healthy Eating: Supporting a Transformative Food Movement“ Rural Sociology, vol.75, no. 4, December, pp. 584-600.
Winson, A. 2008. “School Food Environments and the Obesity Issue: Content, Structural Determinants, and Agency in Canadian High Schools”, Agriculture and Human Values, 25, pp. 499-511.
Winson, A. 2006. "Ecotourism and Sustainability in Cuba: Does Socialism Make a Difference? Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol. 14, No. 1.
Winson, A. 2004. “Bringing Political Economy into the Debate on the Obesity Epidemic”, Agriculture and Human Values, 21, pp. 299-312.
Winson, A. and Belinda Leach, 2002. Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives: Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. [John Porter prize, 2003]
Winson, A. 1993 The Intimate Commodity: Food and the Development of the Canadian Agro-Industrial Complex. Toronto: Garamond Press, 243 p.
Winson, A. 1989 Coffee and Democracy in Modern Costa Rica, London: Macmillan and Co., and Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 195 p.