More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change by Garrett BroadMore Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change by Garrett Broad

More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

byGarrett Broad

Paperback | February 9, 2016

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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 nonprofit 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 nonprofit industrial complex.
Garrett M. Broad is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.
Title:More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:February 9, 2016Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520287452

ISBN - 13:9780520287457


Editorial Reviews

"Broad’s rich, complex ethnography provides an antidote to simplified research in to the work of non-profit food organisations. More than Just Food provides much insight into grassroots, community led food movements adapting to their situated circumstances."