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Title Cultivating food justice : race, class, and sustainability / edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011]
Cambridge, Mass. : The MIT Press, [2011]


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 MELB  363.80973 Alk/Cfj  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 389 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Series Food, health, and the environment
Food, health, and the environment.
Contents 1.Introduction: The Food Movement as Polyculture / Julian Agyeman -- I.The Production of Unequal Access -- 2.A Continuing Legacy: Institutional Racism, Hunger, and Nutritional Justice on the Klamath / Carolina Van Horn -- 3.From the Past to the Present: Agricultural Development and Black Farmers in the American South / Anna M. Kleiner -- 4.Race and Regulation: Asian Immigrants in California Agriculture / Christy Getz -- II.Consumption Denied -- 5.From Industrial Garden to Food Desert: Demarcated Devaluation in the Flatlands of Oakland, California / Nathan McClintock -- 6.Farmworker Food Insecurity and the Production of Hunger in California / Christy Getz -- III.Will Work for Food Justice -- 7.Growing Food and Justice: Dismantling Racism through Sustainable Food Systems / Alfonso Morales -- 8.Community Food Security "For Us, By Us": The Nation of Islam and the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church / Priscilla McCutcheon --
9.Environmental and Food Justice: Toward Local, Slow, and Deep Food Systems / Devon G. Pefia -- 10.Vegans of Color, Racialized Embodiment, and Problematics of the "Exotic" / A. Breeze Harper -- 11.Realizing Rural Food Justice: Divergent Locals in the Northeastern United States / Jesse C. McEntee -- IV.Future Directions -- 12."If They Only Knew": The Unbearable Whiteness of Alternative Food / Julie Guthman -- 13.Just Food? / David Goodman -- 14.Food Security, Food Justice, or Food Sovereignty?: Crises, Food Movements, and Regime Change / Eric Holt-Gimenez -- 15.Conclusion: Cultivating the Fertile Field of Food Justice / Julian Agyeman
Summary A growing food movement urges us to support sustainable agriculture by eating fresh food produced on local family farms. But many low-income neighborhoods and communities of color have been systematically deprived of access to healthy and sustainable food. These communities have been actively prevented from producing their own food and often live in "food deserts" where fast food is more common than fresh food. Bringing together insights from studies of environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, critical race theory, and food studies, highlights the ways race and class inequalities permeate the food system, from production to distribution to consumption
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Electronic version is available via Ebrary
Subject African Americans -- Nutrition.
Discrimination -- United States.
Food consumption -- United States.
Minorities -- Nutrition -- United States.
Poor -- Nutrition -- United States.
Social justice -- United States.
Author Agyeman, Julian, editor
Alkon, Alison Hope, editor
ebrary, Inc.
LC no. 2011002082
ISBN 0262016265 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0262516322 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780262016261 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780262516327 (paperback: alk. paper)