Breaking the Food Chains: An Investigation of Food Justice Activism*

@article{Alkon2009BreakingTF,
  title={Breaking the Food Chains: An Investigation of Food Justice Activism*},
  author={Alison Hope Alkon and Kari Marie Norgaard},
  journal={Sociological Inquiry},
  year={2009},
  volume={79},
  pages={289-305}
}
This article develops the concept of food justice, which places access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food in the contexts of institutional racism, racial formation, and racialized geographies. Through comparative ethnographic case studies, we analyze the demands for food justice articulated by the Karuk Tribe of California and the West Oakland Food Collaborative. Activists in these communities use an environmental justice frame to address access to healthy food, advocating for… Expand
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