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More than just food : food justice and community change / Garrett M. Broad.

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Subject: Food supply > Social aspects > United States.
Food industry and trade > Social aspects > United States.
Minorities > Nutrition > Social aspects > United States.
Social justice > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780520962569
  • ISBN: 0520962567
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : food justice and community change -- Networks, narratives, and community action -- Food systems, food movements, food justice -- In a community like this -- The youth food justice movement -- From the Black Panthers to the USDA -- Competing visions and the food justice brand.
Summary: "Raising concerns about health, the environment, and economic inequality, critics of the industrial food system insist that we are in crisis. In response, food justice activists based in marginalized, low-income communities of color across the United States have developed community-based solutions to the nation's food system problems, arguing that activities like urban agriculture, cultural nutrition education, and food-related social enterprises can be an integral part of systemic social change. Highlighting the work of Community Services Unlimited, a South Los Angeles food justice group founded by the 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 'nonprofit industrial complex'"--Provided by publisher.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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