Journal of Political Ecology
food justice, trauma, food movement, alternative food networks, antiracism
In this article, we focus on one of the four nodes (trauma/inequity, exchange, land and labor) around which food justice organizing appears to occur: acknowledging and confronting historical, collective trauma and persistent race, gender, and class inequality. We apply what we have learned from our research in U.S. and Canadian agri-food systems to suggest working methods that might guide practitioners as they work toward food justice, and scholars as they seek to study it. In the interests of ensuring accountability to socially just research and action, we suggest that scholars and practitioners need to be more clear on what it means to practice food justice. Towards such clarity and accountability, we urge scholars and practitioners to collaboratively document how groups move toward food justice, what thwarts and what enables them.
Article originally published in the Journal of Political Ecology
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Cadieux, K. Valentine and Slocum, Rachel, "Notes on the practice of food justice in the U.S.: Understanding and confronting trauma and inequity" (2015). College of Liberal Arts All Faculty Scholarship. 2.