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The new food activism : opposition, cooperation, and collective action

Author: Alison Hope Alkon; Julie Guthman
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 engages with questions of social, racial, and economic justice. This book highlights examples of campaigns to restrict industrial agriculture's use of pesticides and other harmful technologies, struggles to improve the pay  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
New food activism.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016053880
(OCoLC)965754165
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Hope Alkon; Julie Guthman
ISBN: 9780520965652 0520965655 0520292146 9780520292147
OCLC Number: 965781603
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 336 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman --
Regulatory campaigns. Taking a different tack : pesticide regulatory reform activism in California / Jill Lindsey Harrison --
How Canadian farmers fought and won the battle against GM wheat / Emily Eaton --
How Midas lost its golden touch : neoliberalism and activist strategy in the demise of methyl iodide in California / Julie Guthman and Sandy Brown --
Working for workers. Resetting the good food table : labor and food justice alliances in Los Angeles / Joshua Sbicca --
Food workers and consumers organizing together for food justice / Joann Lo and Biko Koenig --
Farmworker-led food movements then and now : the United Farmworkers, the coalition of Immokalee workers, and the potential for farm labor justice / Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern --
Collective practices. Collective purchase : food cooperatives and their pursuit of justice / Andrew Zitcer --
Cooperative social practices, self-determination, and the struggle for food justice in Oakland and Chicago / Meleiza Figuoera and Alison Hope Alkon --
Urban agriculture, food justice, and neoliberal urbanization : rebuilding the institution of property / Michelle Glowa --
Boston's emerging food solidarity economy / Penn Loh and Julian Agyeman --
Grounding the US food movement : bringing land into food justice / Tanya M. Kerssen and Zoe W. Brent --
Conclusion: a new food politics / Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman.
Responsibility: edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman.
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"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 engages with questions of social, racial, and economic justice. This book highlights examples of campaigns to restrict industrial agriculture's use of pesticides and other harmful technologies, struggles to improve the pay and conditions of workers throughout the food system, and alternative projects that seek to de-emphasize notions of individualism and private ownership. Grounded in over a decade of scholarly critique of food activism, this volume seeks to answer the question of "what next," inspiring scholars, students, and activists toward collective, cooperative, and oppositional struggles for change."--Provided by publisher.

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"The New Food Activism is a valuable contribution to critical food studies that raises important questions about what kind of food system we, as scholars, organizers, eaters and workers want to see Read more...

 
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