9780262516327-0262516322-Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability (Food, Health, and the Environment)

Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability (Food, Health, and the Environment)

ISBN-13: 9780262516327
ISBN-10: 0262516322
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Alkon, Alison Hope
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Paperback 389 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780262516327
ISBN-10: 0262516322
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Alkon, Alison Hope
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: The MIT Press
Format: Paperback 389 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Alkon, Alison Hope wrote Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability (Food, Health, and the Environment) comprising 389 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0262516322 and 9780262516327. Since then Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability (Food, Health, and the Environment) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 10.28 or rent at the marketplace.

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Documents how racial and social inequalities are built into our food system, and how communities are creating environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives.

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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