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The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Alison Hope Alkon Julie Guthman



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University of California Press
28 July 2017
Food & society; Social groups; Sociology & anthropology; Sociology; Human geography
The New Food Activism explores how food activism can be pushed toward deeper and more complex engagement with social, racial, and economic justice and toward advocating for broader and more transformational shifts in the food system. Topics examined include struggles against pesticides and GMOs, efforts to improve workers' pay and conditions throughout the food system, and ways to push food activism beyond its typical reliance on individualism, consumerism, and private property. The authors challenge and advance existing discourse on consumer trends, food movements, and the intersection of food with racial and economic inequalities.
Edited by:   Alison Hope Alkon, Julie Guthman
Imprint:   University of California Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   499g
ISBN:   9780520292147
ISBN 10:   0520292146
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   28 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alison Hope Alkon is Associate Professor of Sociology and cofounder of the master's degree program in food studies at the University of the Pacific. She is the author of Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy and coeditor of Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability. Julie Guthman is Professor of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California and Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism.

Reviews for The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

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 and how we are going to get there. * Antipode *

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