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Introduction

Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that food activists need to look beyond the politics of their plates to engage with broader questions of racial and economic inequalities, strategy and political transformation. ... More


Food justice and the city

Jane Midgley and Helen Coulson

in Justice and Fairness in the City: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to 'Ordinary' Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447318385
eISBN:
9781447318408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318385.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter introduces and critically discusses the concept of food justice; broadly conceived as the inter-relation between social justice and environmental justice as these issues are expressed ... More


A Social Justice Paradigm

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter proposes the use of social justice as a guiding paradigm in assessing and addressing obesity in undervalued communities, which tend to be predominantly low-income/low-wealth, urban, and ... More


Resetting the “Good Food” Table: Labor and Food Justice Alliances in Los Angeles

Joshua Sbicca

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The formation of food-labor alliances in Los Angeles pushes food justice politics beyond a focus on food access, culturally appropriate food, and self-determination by strategically emphasizing ... More


Reflexive Food Truck Justice: A Case Study in CLiCK, Inc., a Nonprofit, Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen

Phoebe Godfrey

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter critically applies the concept of reflexive food justice to the creation and running of a non-profit shared-use commercial kitchen, CLiCK, Inc., in Eastern Connecticut in order to ... More


A Handbook of Food Crime: Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them

Allison Gray and Ronald Hinch (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336013
eISBN:
9781447336051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336013.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book contextualises, evaluates, and problematises the (lack of) legal and regulatory organisation involved in the many processes of food production, distribution, and consumption. Turning a ... More


The Youth Food Justice Movement

Garrett M. Broad

in More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287440
eISBN:
9780520962569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287440.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter assesses the benefits and challenges of community-based food justice groups engaging in networks that extend beyond their respective localities. The extension process offered ... More


Conclusion

Garrett M. Broad

in More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287440
eISBN:
9780520962569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287440.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter asserts that the study in this book highlights the potential of culturally driven grassroots and people-powered activism—both of which started during the age of ... More


Growing in the City: From Community Gardening to Urban Agriculture

Lindsay K. Campbell

in City of Forests, City of Farms: Sustainability Planning for New York City's Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501707506
eISBN:
9781501714795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707506.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter five traces the network of actors and storylines involved in creating, advocating for (or resisting), and maintaining urban agriculture in New York City. First, it describes a brief history ... More


Farmworker-Led Food Movements Then and Now: United Farm Workers, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and the Potential for farm Labor Justice

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Based on ethnographic fieldwork with farmworkers and farmworker advocates in California and Florida, this chapter explores the progress made by farmworker-led, consumer-supported movements for ... More


Drawing on the Past toward a Food Sovereign Future: The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Monica M. White

in Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.003.0081
Subject:
History, African-American History

Whereas previous chapters discussed strategies employed by those who stayed in the South, this chapter tells the stories of the descendants of those who migrated north, focusing on Detroit. While far ... More


Searching for Social Justice

Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Social justice concerns have been tied to the organic cause at least since its embrace by the 1960s counterculture, but how social justice is perceived and pursued is complicated and contradictory. ... More


Cooperative Social Practices, Self-Determination, and the Struggle for Food Justice in Oakland and Chicago

Meleiza Figueroa and Alison Hope Alkon

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines two food hubs in Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL in light of the food justice and neoliberalism critiques explained in the introduction to this volume. With regard to food justice, ... More


In a Community Like This

Garrett M. Broad

in More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287440
eISBN:
9780520962569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287440.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on Community Services Unlimited's (CSU) efforts for community-based food justice across the United States, exploring particularly the networks and narratives that came to ... More


More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Garrett Broad

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287440
eISBN:
9780520962569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287440.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The industrial food system has created a crisis in the United States that is characterized by abundant food for privileged citizens and “food deserts” for the historically marginalized. In response, ... More


New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Alison Alkon and Julie Guthman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

New and exciting forms of food activism are emerging as supporters of sustainable agriculture increasingly recognize the need for a broader, more strategic and more politicized food politics that ... More


Grounding the U.S. Food Movement: Bringing Land into Food Justice

Tanya M. Kerssen and Zoe W. Brent

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The international peasant confederation La Vía Campesina has long understood land as a key battleground in the struggle against neoliberal globalization and in the construction of food sovereignty. ... More


Competing Visions and the Food Justice Brand

Garrett M. Broad

in More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287440
eISBN:
9780520962569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287440.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the challenges that arise when food justice organizations relied on media storytelling and branding to promote food and justice. It particularly argues that localized ... More


Boston’s Emerging Food Solidarity Economy

Penn Loh and Julian Agyeman

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

An emerging food justice movement in Boston aspires to build a food economy rooted in values of justice, sustainability, and democracy. Though not centrally coordinated, this movement encompasses ... More


Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the late 1960s, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC). A community-based rural ... More


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