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Black food geographies : race, self-reliance, and food access in Washington, D.C. / Ashanté M. Reese.

Author/creator Reese, Ashanté M. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Descriptionxvii, 162 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Black food, black space, black agency -- Come to think of it, we were pretty self-sufficient: race, segregation, and food access in historical context -- There ain't nothing in Deanwood: navigating nothingness and the unsafeway -- What is our culture? I don't even know: the role of nostalgia and memory in evaluating contemporary food access -- He's had that store for years: the historical and symbolic value of community market -- We will not perish; we will flourish: community gardening, self-reliance, and refusal -- Black lives and black food futures.
Abstract "Ashanté M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents' navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking these local food issues to the national problem of systemic racism, Reese examines the history of the majority-Black Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, Reese not only documents racism and residential segregation in the nation's capital, but also tracks the ways transnational food corporations have shaped food availability. By connecting community members' stories to the larger issues of racism and gentrification, Reese shows there are hundreds of Deanwoods across the country.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2018046425
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