Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in the Nation's Capital (Paperback)
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Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in the Nation's Capital (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 30/04/2019
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In this book, Ashante M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents' navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking these local food issues to the national problem of systemic racism, Reese examines the history of the majority-Black Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, Reese not only documents racism and residential segregation in the nation's capital, but also tracks the ways transnational food corporations have shaped food availability. By connecting community members' stories to the larger issues of racism and gentrification, Reese shows there are hundreds of Deanwoods across the country.

Reese's geographies of self-reliance offer an alternative to models that depict Black residents as lacking agency, demonstrating how an ethnographically grounded study can locate and amplify nuances in how Black life unfolds within the context of unequal food access.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469651507
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm

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