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(En)gendering Food Justice: Identity and Possibility Within The American Alternative Food Movement

Abstract Research demonstrates that the contemporary global food system is unsustainable, and moreover, because some groups carry the burden of that unsustainability more than others, it is unjust. While some threads of food activism in the United States have attempted to respond to these structural based inequalities--primarily those of race, ethnicity, and social class--overall, very little domestic activism has focused on issues of gender. As feminist scholarship makes clear, however, a food movement "gender gap" does not mean that gender is irrelevant to food experiences, social activism, or agricultural sustainability. Building on a framework of feminist food studies, food justice activism, and feminist social movement theory, this di... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Woodbury, Alicia (Author) / Cruz-Torres, Maria (Advisor) / Weitz, Rose (Committee member) / Wharton, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Gender studies / Women's studies / community gardens / feminist / food justice / gender / leadership
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 265 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Gender Studies 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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