This study surveys organizations working for a more just food system in the United States, deemed Food Justice Organizations (FJOs) at basic day to day operational levels and deeper more complex layers of social, political and economic circumstances both within and among these organizations with a particular emphasis upon race. Through coding and rhetorical analyses a food justice definitional framework is developed through which to observe FJOs. Several trends emerge regarding FJOs including a stronger urban presence/focus, the immense popularity of food production and the predominance of whites in paid/leadership positions which may relate to the struggles or avoidance of race, class or gender dynamics within and among FJOs. Simultaneously, there is no single issue or cause that defines FJOs or the food justice movement on its own but the main issues to which they remain committed to changing, albeit to varying degrees, are market capitalism as well as racial and socio-economic inequality. FJOs must confront major issues in order to progress towards overarching goals and to do so they must continue to enhance and develop growing networks, particularly among those led and comprised mostly of the population(s) they are attempting to serve.
|Advisor:||Galt, Ryan E.|
|Commitee:||Alkon, Alison H., Galt, Ryan E., Nettles-Barcelon, Kimberly D., Watson-Gegeo, Karen A.|
|School:||University of California, Davis|
|Department:||International Agricultural Development|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Geography, Agriculture, Sociology|
|Keywords:||Class, Food justice, Organizations, Race, Survey, United states|
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