More Than Just Food : Food Justice and Community Change Paperback
Part of the California Studies in Food and Culture series
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, food justice activists based in low-income communities of color have developed community-based solutions, arguing that activities like urban agriculture, nutrition education, and food-related social enterprises can drive systemic social change.
Focusing on the work of several food justice groups - including Community Services Unlimited, a South Los Angeles organization founded as the non-profit arm of the Southern California Black Panther Party - More Than Just Food explores the possibilities and limitations of the community-based approach, offering a networked examination of the food justice movement in the age of the non-profit industrial complex.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 296 pages, 10 b/w line art
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 08/03/2016
- Category: Food & society
- ISBN: 9780520287457
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