Food Sovereignty in Everyday Life : Toward a People-centered Approach to Food Systems

@inproceedings{Figueroa2015FoodSI,
  title={Food Sovereignty in Everyday Life : Toward a People-centered Approach to Food Systems},
  author={Meleiza Figueroa},
  year={2015}
}
This paper proposes a theoretical approach that de-centers ‘food’ in food-related research, placing social life as the point of departure for a critical analysis of food systems and the search for alternatives. Using a relational conception of food as a nexus of multiple, intersecting social-historical processes, a ‘people-centered’ approach illuminates the social elements that can inform resonant and locally inflected strategies for food sovereignty, particularly for urban communities in the… CONTINUE READING

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