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Feeding the other. Whiteness, privilege, and neoliberal stigma in food pantries.

Author: Rebecca T de Souza
Publisher: Cambridge : The MIT Press 2019.
Series: Food, health, and the environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United States has one of the highest rates of hunger and food insecurity in the industrialized world, with poor households, single parents, and communities of color disproportionately affected. Food pantries-run by charitable and faith-based organizations-rather than legal entitlements have become a cornerstone of the government's efforts to end hunger. In Feeding the Other, Rebecca de Souza argues that food  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca T de Souza
ISBN: 9780262039819 0262039818
OCLC Number: 1105595421
Description: 312 p.
Series Title: Food, health, and the environment.
Responsibility: Rebecca T. de Souza.

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How food pantries stigmatize their clients through a discourse that emphasizes hard work, self help, and economic productivity rather than food justice and equity.  Read more...

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De Souza's book is a much-needed intervention into the unvoiced logics at play within the food pantry system in the United States. Aided by her crisp prose, attention to detail, and her broad Read more...

 
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