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Youth Perspectives and Future Visions for Community Food Security: An Applied Approach to Participatory Research in Phoenix, Arizona

Abstract Food security literature has a heavy emphasis on physical barriers, often employing spatial analysis or market-based approaches, but the human dimensions of food security remain unexplored. This has resulted in a disconnect between the understanding of the problem and proposed interventions, as the contextual factors and lived experiences of residents are not considered. There are many barriers and opportunities for food security that are not spatially fixed (e.g. family relations, social capital) that may be important but are unrepresented in these types of studies. In order to capture these barriers and opportunities, community stakeholders need to play a fundamental role in the problem analysis and visioning stages. This study utilized c... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Schoon, Briar Dayne (Author) / Eakin, Hallie (Advisor) / Wharton, Christopher (Committee member) / Szkupinski-Quiroga, Seline (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Public health / Social research / Food Security / Participatory Research / Perspectives / Visions / Youth
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 217 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Sustainability 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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