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The Resource Black, White, and green : farmers markets, race, and the green economy, Alison Hope Alkon

Black, White, and green : farmers markets, race, and the green economy, Alison Hope Alkon

Label
Black, White, and green : farmers markets, race, and the green economy
Title
Black, White, and green
Title remainder
farmers markets, race, and the green economy
Statement of responsibility
Alison Hope Alkon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Farmers markets are much more than places to buy produce. According to advocates for sustainable food systems, they are also places to "vote with your fork" for environmental protection, vibrant communities, and strong local economies. Farmers markets have become essential to the movement for food-system reform and are a shining example of a growing green economy where consumers can shop their way to social change. Black, White, and Green brings new energy to this topic by exploring dimensions of race and class as they relate to farmers markets and the green economy. With a focus on two Bay Area markets--one in the primarily white neighborhood of North Berkeley, and the other in largely black West Oakland--Alison Hope Alkon investigates the possibilities for social and environmental change embodied by farmers markets and the green economy. Drawing on ethnographic and historical sources, Alkon describes the meanings that farmers market managers, vendors, and consumers attribute to the buying and selling of local organic food, and the ways that those meanings are raced and classed. She mobilizes this research to understand how the green economy fosters visions of social change that are compatible with economic growth while marginalizing those that are not. Black, White, and Green is one of the first books to carefully theorize the green economy, to examine the racial dynamics of food politics, and to approach issues of food access from an environmental-justice perspective. In a practical sense, Alkon offers an empathetic critique of a newly popular strategy for social change, highlighting both its strengths and limitations."--Back cover
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DLC
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Alkon, Alison Hope
Dewey number
381/.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5472.U6
LC item number
A45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Geographies of justice and social transformation
Series volume
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farmers' markets
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Alternative agriculture
  • African American farmers
  • Food supply
  • Community development
  • Minorities
  • Social justice
Label
Black, White, and green : farmers markets, race, and the green economy, Alison Hope Alkon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going green, growing green -- Understanding the green economy -- The taste of place -- Creating just sustainability -- Who participates in the green economy? -- Greening growth -- Farmers markets, race, and the green economy -- Epilogue. Reading, writing, relationship
Control code
780063928
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780820343891
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Black, White, and green : farmers markets, race, and the green economy, Alison Hope Alkon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going green, growing green -- Understanding the green economy -- The taste of place -- Creating just sustainability -- Who participates in the green economy? -- Greening growth -- Farmers markets, race, and the green economy -- Epilogue. Reading, writing, relationship
Control code
780063928
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780820343891
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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