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andlt;Pandgt;Popularized by such best-selling authors as Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eric Schlosser, 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 andquot;food desertsandquot; where fast food is more common than fresh food. Cultivating Food Justice describes their efforts to envision and create environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives to the food system. Bringing together insights from studies of environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, critical race theory, and food studies, Cultivating Food Justice highlights the ways race and class inequalities permeate the food system, from production to distribution to consumption. The studies offered in the book explore a range of important issues, including agricultural and land use policies that systematically disadvantage Native American, African American, Latino/a, and Asian American farmers and farmworkers; access problems in both urban and rural areas; efforts to create sustainable local food systems in low-income communities of color; and future directions for the food justice movement. These diverse accounts of the relationships among food, environmentalism, justice, race, and identity will help guide efforts to achieve a just and sustainable agriculture.andlt;/Pandgt;

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Popularized by such best-selling authors as Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eric Schlosser, 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. Cultivating Food Justice describes their efforts to envision and create environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives to the food system. Bringing together insights from studies of environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, critical race theory, and food studies, Cultivating Food Justice highlights the ways race and class inequalities permeate the food system, from production to distribution to consumption. The studies offered in the book explore a range of important issues, including agricultural and land use policies that systematically disadvantage Native American, African American, Latino/a, and Asian American farmers and farmworkers; access problems in both urban and rural areas; efforts to create sustainable local food systems in low-income communities of color; and future directions for the food justice movement. These diverse accounts of the relationships among food, environmentalism, justice, race, and identity will help guide efforts to achieve a just and sustainable agriculture.

About the Author

Alison Hope Alkon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Pacific.Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the coeditor of Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press) and other books.

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9780262516327
Subtitle:
Race, Class, and Sustainability
Author:
Alkon, Alison Hope
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Brown, Sandy
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Agyeman, Ju
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Harrison, Jill Lindsey
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Reed, Ron
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Getz, Christy
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Guthman, Julie
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Van Horn, Carolina
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Kleiner, Anna M.
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Ron ReedSr.
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Carolina Van Horn
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Morales, Alfonso
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Green, John J.
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Holt-Gimenez, Eric
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Alison Ho
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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McClintock, Nathan
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Minkoff-Zern, Laura-Anne
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Harper, Amy Breeze
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Sowerwine, Jennifer
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Pena, Devon G.
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Goodman, David
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pe Alkon
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McEntee, Jesse
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Lian
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McCutcheon, Priscilla
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Agyeman, Julian
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Green, Eleanor M.
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Norgaard, Kari Marie
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Peluso, Nancy
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Dupuis, E. Melanie
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Mares, Teresa M.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General-General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Food, Health, and the Environment Cultivating Food Justice
Publication Date:
20111021
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 figures, 5 tables
Pages:
404
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Popularized by such best-selling authors as Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and Eric Schlosser, 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. Cultivating Food Justice describes their efforts to envision and create environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives to the food system. Bringing together insights from studies of environmental justice, sustainable agriculture, critical race theory, and food studies, Cultivating Food Justice highlights the ways race and class inequalities permeate the food system, from production to distribution to consumption. The studies offered in the book explore a range of important issues, including agricultural and land use policies that systematically disadvantage Native American, African American, Latino/a, and Asian American farmers and farmworkers; access problems in both urban and rural areas; efforts to create sustainable local food systems in low-income communities of color; and future directions for the food justice movement. These diverse accounts of the relationships among food, environmentalism, justice, race, and identity will help guide efforts to achieve a just and sustainable agriculture.
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