Society + Space: Food Justice Now!

A rallying cry to link the food justice movement to broader social justice debates

The food system has been widely recognized as the source of many social and environmental problems but also as a catalyst for action. Critical scholars have demonstrated, the capitalist, industrial food system is doing exactly what it was designed to do – exploit labour and land to concentrate resources and power in the hands of corporations (Clapp, 2012; Holt-Giménez, 2017). Over the past few decades, there has been a rise of scholarship and activism that aspires to confront inequities in the food system and develop viable alternatives (Allen 2004; Levkoe 2014; Alkon and Guthman, 207). In response to these developments, scholars have critically examined the politics and practices of food movements (for example, see Guthman 2008a; Gottlieb and Joshi 2010; Goodman, DuPuis and Goodman 2012). Building on this emerging field of study, Food Justice Now! Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle aims to push these discussions forward with a focus on social justice.


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