In this Book

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In this book, Ashante 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.

Reese's geographies of self-reliance offer an alternative to models that depict Black residents as lacking agency, demonstrating how an ethnographically grounded study can locate and amplify nuances in how Black life unfolds within the context of unequal food access.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. Dara Cooper
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xx
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  1. Introduction: Black Food, Black Space, Black Agency
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Chapter One. Come to Think of It, We Were Pretty Self-Sufficient: Race, Segregation, and Food Access in Historical Context
  2. pp. 19-43
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  1. Chapter Two. There Ain’t Nothing in Deanwood: Navigating Nothingness and the UnSafeway
  2. pp. 44-68
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  1. Chapter Three. What Is Our Culture? I Don’t Even Know: Nostalgia and Memory in Evaluations of Food Access
  2. pp. 69-90
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  1. Chapter Four. He’s Had That Store for Years: The Historical and Symbolic Value of Community Market
  2. pp. 91-110
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  1. Chapter Five. We Will Not Perish; We Will Flourish: Community Gardening, Self-Reliance, and Refusal
  2. pp. 111-130
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  1. Conclusion: Black Lives and Black Food Futures
  2. pp. 131-140
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 141-148
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 149-156
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 157-162
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469651521
Related ISBN(s)
9781469651491, 9781469651507, 9781469651514
MARC Record
OCLC
1089683846
Pages
184
Launched on MUSE
2019-03-27
Language
English
Open Access
No
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