Beyond the Kale Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Ser.) by Nevin Cohen [Ebook]

Beyond the Kale Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Ser.)Author: Nevin Cohen
Title: Beyond the Kale Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Ser.)
Print Length: 216
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
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Urban agriculture is increasingly considered an important part of creating just and sustainable cities. Yet the benefits that many people attribute to urban agriculturefresh food, green space, educational opportunitiescan mask structural inequities, thereby making political transformation harder to achieve. Realizing social and environmental justice requires moving beyond food production to address deeper issues such as structural racism, gender inequity, and economic disparities. Beyond the Kale argues that urban agricultural projects focused explicitly on dismantling oppressive systems have the greatest potential to achieve substantive social change.Through in-depth interviews and public forums with some of New York Citys most prominent urban agriculture activists and supporters, Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen illustrate how some urban farmers and gardeners not only grow healthy food for their communities but also use their activities and spaces to disrupt the dynamics of power and privilege that perpetuate inequity. Addressing a significant gap in the urban agriculture literature, Beyond the Kale prioritizes the voices of people of color and womenactivists and leaders whose strategies have often been underrepresented within the urban agriculture movementand it examines the roles of scholarship in advancing social justice initiatives.

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