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Journal Articles Justice spatiale - Spatial justice Year : 2016

Solidarity, space, and race: toward geographies of agrifood justice

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Abstract

The editors of this special issue pose the cogent overarching question, what are the spatial dimensions of food justice? In essence, the questions 'what is food justice and how is it practiced?' cannot fully be answered without understanding space. The radical analysis implicit in food justice draws on an understanding of the social structures underlying inequalities evident in the socio-spatial organization of food systems. We suggest there are four interrelated nodes in networks of food justice organizing around which transformative change is happening or needs to occur: trauma/equity, exchange, land, and labor. These nodes were derived from our own sustained ethnographic research and the critical literature. Because a central concern in U.S. food justice mobilizing is the relationship between race and survival, we focus on the first intervention point (trauma/equity). Using case studies from Minnesota, USA, we propose ways the food movement might move toward racial justice. These include a) analysis of and discussion of power, b) acting from a progressive or global sense of place, and c) using the nodes above as entry points for building solidarity.
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Rachel Slocum, Kirsten Valentine Cadieux, Renata Blumberg. Solidarity, space, and race: toward geographies of agrifood justice . Justice spatiale - Spatial justice, 2016, Food justice and agriculture, 9, http://www.jssj.org/article/solidarite-espace-et-race-vers-des-geographies-de-la-justice-alimentaire/. ⟨halshs-01507278⟩
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