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New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Alison Alkon and Julie Guthman


New and exciting forms of food activism are emerging as supporters of sustainable agriculture increasingly recognize the need for a broader, more strategic and more politicized food politics that engages with questions of social, racial and economic justice. This book highlights examples of campaigns to restrict industrial agriculture’s use of pesticides and other harmful technologies, struggles to improve the pay and conditions of workers throughout the food system and alternative projects that seek to de-emphasize notions of individualism and private ownership. Grounded in over a decade of s ... More

Keywords: food activism, food justice, neoliberalism, race, economic inequalities, sustainable agriculture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780520292130
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520292130.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Alkon, editor
University of the Pacific

Julie Guthman, editor
University of California, Santa Cruz

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Front Matter

One Introduction

Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman

Part One Regulatory Campaigns

Two Taking a Different Tack

Jill Lindsey Harrison

Four How Midas Lost Its Golden Touch

Julie Guthman and Sandy Brown

Part Two Working for Workers

Part Three Collective Practices

Twelve Grounding the U.S. Food Movement

Tanya M. Kerssen and Zoe W. Brent

Thirteen Conclusion

Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman

End Matter