alternative food research

Alternative Food Research: What White People Like

In my last post, I wrote about Nathan McClintock‘s research on the potential of alternative food to enhance social justice in economically impoverished neighborhoods. Here, I present a different perspective. Julie Guthman, a sociology professor at UC-Santa Cruz, thinks that alternative food activism has a tendency to reflect white desires more than the needs of …

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Alternative Food Research: Farming the Deserts

Given all of the attention on alternative food right now – from backyard chickens to guerilla gardeners to illegal rooftop beekeeping – I decided to start a series of posts on research examining the sociology and ecology of this movement. Nathan McClintock, a graduate student at the University of California-Berkeley, studies the potential of urban …

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