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1 University of Vermont Burlington 2 Hamline University 3 Montclair State University

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.

Keywords : food justice food movement race solidarity global sense of place Spatial justice

Autor: Rachel Slocum - Kirsten Cadieux - Renata Blumberg -



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