Policy Press

Radical Food Geographies

Power, Knowledge and Resistance

Edited by Colleen Hammelman, Charles Z. Levkoe and Kristin Reynolds

Published

Aug 1, 2024

Page count

320 pages

Browse the series

Food and Society

ISBN

978-1529233414

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Aug 1, 2024

Page count

320 pages

Browse the series

Food and Society

ISBN

978-1529233438

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Aug 1, 2024

Page count

320 pages

Browse the series

Food and Society

ISBN

978-1529233438

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Radical Food Geographies

This collection presents critical and action-oriented approaches to addressing food systems challenges across places, spaces, and scales. With case studies from around the globe, Radical Food Geographies explores interconnections between power structures and the social and ecological dynamics that bring food from the land and water to our plates. Through themes of scale, spatial imaginaries, and human and more-than-human relationships, the authors explore ongoing efforts to co-construct more equitable and sustainable food systems for all.

Advancing a radical food geographies praxis, the book reveals multiple forms of resistance and resurgence, and offers examples of co-creating food systems transformation through scholarship, action, and geography.

“Radical Food Geographies offers a powerful framework to analyse the systemic forces shaping food experiences around the world while simultaneously providing inspiration for resisting and transforming these oppressive structures through collaborative scholarship and activism.” Pascale Joassart-Marcelli, San Diego State University

Colleen Hammelman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is also the Director of the Charlotte Action Research Project (CHARP). Her community-engaged research and teaching focus on social justice concerns, particularly among migrant communities, in urban food systems across the Americas. She is author of Growing Greener Cities: A Political Ecology Analysis of Urban Agriculture in the Americas.

Charles Z. Levkoe is the Canada Research Chair in Equitable and Sustainable Food Systems, a Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University. His community engaged research uses a food systems lens to better understand the importance of, and connections between social justice, ecological regeneration, regional economies and active democratic engagement.

Kristin Reynolds is Assistant Professor and Chair of Food Studies and Director of the Food and Social Justice Action Research Lab at The New School in New York City, NY. She is also an Associated Researcher at the European School of Political and Economic Sciences in Lille, France, and Affiliated Faculty at Yale Center for Environmental Justice. Her scholarship and activism center on racial and economic equity in the global food system using critical participatory/action research approaches. She is co-author of Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City.

Foreword - M. Jahi Chappell

Introduction - Kristin Reynolds, Charles Z. Levkoe, Colleen Hammelman

1. Growing a Radical Food Geographies Praxis - Charles Z. Levkoe, Colleen Hammelman, Kristin Reynolds

Part 1: Scale

2. Fostering Racial Justice via Values-Based Food Procurement in the Good Food Buffalo Coalition - Jessica L. Gilbert-Overland

3. With Pots and Pens to Parliament: Understanding and Responding to Crises through a Critical Feminist Lens in Cape Town South Africa - Sanelisiwe Nyaba, Caroline Peters, Jane Battersby, Nicole Paganini

4. Radical Food Intersections: Pandemic Shocks, Gentrification Mutation, Essential Labour and the Evolution of Struggle - Joshua Sbicca and Alison Hope Alkon

5. Racialised Migrant Labour in Organic Agriculture in Canada: Blind Spots and Barriers to Justice - Susanna Klassen

Part 2: Spatial Imaginaries

6. Radical and Intersectional Food Systems in the Context of Multiple Crises: The Case of Ollas Communes in Chile - Francisco García, Cristina Bonilla, Paula Novack, Fernando Toro

7. Radical Legal Geographies of the Food Desert Spatial Imaginary - Erica Zurawski and Alanna K. Higgins

8. Consuming Chinatown: Gentrifying through Taste and Design - Lynn Huynh

9. “Superman Is Not Coming to Save Us Because We Have Too Much Kryptonite…”: Developing Black Urban Agrarianism - Brittany D. Jones

Part 3: Human and More-than-Human Relations

10. Beyond “Good Intentions”: Developing Meaningful Indigenous-Settler Partnerships to Advance Indigenous Food Sovereignty - Rosie Kerr, Charles Z. Levkoe, Larry McDermott, Jessica McLaughlin, Julie Price, Glenn Checkley, Alex Boulet, Erika Bockstael, Sarah Craig, Amanda Froese

11. Reshaping Collective Dreams for a Just Food Future through Research and Activism in Western Avadh, India- Sudha Nagavarapu, Surbala Vaish, Om Prakash, Kamal Kishore, Richa Singh, Richa Kumar and Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (SKMS)

12. Food-Making in the Sisterhoods of Bourj Albarajenah Refugee Camp: Towards Radical Food Geographies of Displacement - Yafa El Masri

13. The Possibilities of Geopoetics for Growing Radical Food Geographies and Rooting Responsibilities on Indigenous Lands - Christine Añonuevo, Sarah de Leeuw, Katya Korol, Monika Krzywania

14. Radical Food Geographies Un/Settlings: The Weaponization of Food and Its Discontents in Occupied Palestine and the Ch’orti’ Maya East - Danya Nadar and Jennifer Casolo

15. Epilogue - Colleen Hammelman, Kristin Reynolds, Charles Z. Levkoe