New reviews – including one of Deborah Cowen’s new book – and articles from Antipode. The Christian Parenti piece is open access, as are all the reviews.
Thus far in December we’ve published three new papers, three reviews, and an Antipode lecture.
The Elusive Inclusive: Black Food Geographies and Racialized Food Spaces by Margaret Marietta Ramírez
Abstract: North American food scholars, activists and policymakers often consider how to make a community food project more inclusive to “vulnerable populations” to increase participation in local food efforts. Drawing from qualitative research conducted with two community food organizations in Seattle, Washington, I argue that inclusive efforts are not addressing the power asymmetries present in organizations and within communities. Engaging with black geographies literature, I reveal how a black food justice organization grapples with violent histories of slavery and dispossession rooted in a black farming imaginary, and works to re-envision this imaginary to one of power and transformation. The spatial imaginaries and spaces of each food organization acknowledge racial histories differentially, informing their activism. Black geographies possess knowledge and spatial…
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