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Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice

Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice

From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

  • Author: Julian Agyeman,Caitlin Matthews,Hannah Sobel
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262036576
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor serving lobster rolls. Customers range from gastro-tourists to construction workers, all eager for food that is delicious, authentic, and relatively inexpensive. Although some cities that host food trucks encourage their proliferation, others throw up regulatory roadblocks. This book examines the food truck phenomenon in North American cities from Los Angeles to Montreal, taking a novel perspective: social justice. It considers the motivating factors behind a city's promotion or restriction of mobile food vending, and how these motivations might connect to or impede broad goals of social justice. The contributors investigate the discriminatory implementation of rules, with gentrified hipsters often receiving preferential treatment over traditional immigrants; food trucks as part of community economic development; and food trucks' role in cultural identity formation. They describe, among other things, mobile food vending in Portland, Oregon, where relaxed permitting encourages street food; the criminalization of food trucks by Los Angeles and New York City health codes; food as cultural currency in Montreal; social and spatial bifurcation of food trucks in Chicago and Durham, North Carolina; and food trucks as a part of Vancouver, Canada's, self-branding as the "Greenest City." ContributorsJulian Agyeman, Sean Basinski, Jennifer Clark, Ana Croegaert, Kathleen Dunn, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Emma French, Matthew Gebhardt, Phoebe Godfrey, Amy Hanser, Robert Lemon, Nina Martin, Caitlin Matthews, Nathan McClintock, Alfonso Morales, Alan Nash, Katherine Alexandra Newman, Lenore Lauri Newman, Alex Novie, Matthew Shapiro, Hannah Sobel, Mark Vallianatos, Ginette Wessel, Edward Whittall, Mackenzie Wood

Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue

Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue

Vol. 17 # 1 & 2

  • Author: David J. Flinders,Christy M. Moroye
  • Publisher: IAP
  • ISBN: 1681232294
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 319
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Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue (CTD) is a publication of the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (AATC), a national learned society for the scholarly field of teaching and curriculum. The field includes those working on the theory, design and evaluation of educational programs at large. At the university level, faculty members identified with this field are typically affiliated with the departments of curriculum and instruction, teacher education, educational foundations, elementary education, secondary education, and higher education. CTD promotes all analytical and interpretive approaches that are appropriate for the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum. In fulfillment of this mission, CTD addresses a range of issues across the broad fields of educational research and policy for all grade levels and types of educational programs.

Feeding the Other

Feeding the Other

Whiteness, Privilege, and Neoliberal Stigma in Food Pantries

  • Author: Rebecca De Souza
  • Publisher: Food, Health, and the Environm
  • ISBN: 0262536765
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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How food pantries stigmatize their clients through a discourse that emphasizes hard work, self help, and economic productivity rather than food justice and equity. The United States has one of the highest rates of hunger and food insecurity in the industrialized world, with poor households, single parents, and communities of color disproportionately affected. Food pantries--run by charitable and faith-based organizations--rather than legal entitlements have become a cornerstone of the government's efforts to end hunger. In Feeding the Other, Rebecca de Souza argues that food pantries stigmatize their clients through a discourse that emphasizes hard work, self help, and economic productivity rather than food justice and equity. De Souza describes this "framing, blaming, and shaming" as "neoliberal stigma" that recasts the structural issue of hunger as a problem for the individual hungry person. De Souza shows how neoliberal stigma plays out in practice through a comparative case analysis of two food pantries in Duluth, Minnesota. Doing so, she documents the seldom-acknowledged voices, experiences, and realities of people living with hunger. She describes the failure of public institutions to protect citizens from poverty and hunger; the white privilege of pantry volunteers caught between neoliberal narratives and social justice concerns; the evangelical conviction that food assistance should be "a hand up, not a handout"; the culture of suspicion in food pantry spaces; and the constraints on food choice. It is only by rejecting the neoliberal narrative and giving voice to the hungry rather than the privileged, de Souza argues, that food pantries can become agents of food justice.

Advocacy for Social Justice

Advocacy for Social Justice

A Global Action and Reflection Guide

  • Author: David Cohen,Rosa De la Vega,Gabrielle Watson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 346
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Building civil society and nurturing democracy have become part of mainstream development discourse. But while some NGOs are taking the lead in this work, others still lack the skills needed to assume new roles in policy advocacy. Advocacy for Social Justice is a direct and interactive response to this growing need. The result of a major three-year collaboration between the Washington-based Advocacy Learning Institute and Oxfam America, this resource is the first comprehensive guide for worldwide advocates for social and economic justice. Intended for practitioners, trainers, teachers and students,it explores the elements of advocacy and offers a toolkit for taking action, comprehensive case studies, and hundreds of resource listings.

Cultural Politics in Revolution

Cultural Politics in Revolution

Teachers, Peasants, and Schools in Mexico, 1930-1940

  • Author: Mary K. Vaughan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 262
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"Innovative study of the cultural legacy of the Mexican Revolution, using the story of rural schools. Focuses on Puebla and Sonora and the attempt by the central government to implement socialist education and to advance its nationalist agenda. Stresses the importance of negotiation among national and local leaders, teachers and peasants"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

APAIS, Australian Public Affairs Information Service

APAIS, Australian Public Affairs Information Service

A Subject Index to Current Literature

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  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Australia
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Vol. for 1963 includes section Current Australian serials; a subject list.

Wetland Ecology and Management: Case Studies

Wetland Ecology and Management: Case Studies

  • Author: Dennis F. Whigham,R.E. Good,J. Kvet
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 180
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This book contains papers on the topics of brought together wetland SCientists from all wetland ecology and management, most of continents and provided an opportunity to exchange valuable information on a variety of which were presented at the 2nd International Wetlands Conference in Trebon, Czechoslovakia aspects on the ecology and management of wetlands. (13-22 June 1984). The conference, hosted by the Hydrobotany Department of the Institute of Botany, was organized by the Czechoslovak This volume contains papers that represent aspects of wetland management. Like most Academy of Sciences and the International ecological topics, the papers clearly Wetlands Working Group of the International Association of Ecology (INTECOL) with demonstrate that the science of wetland management is not evenly developed around the cooperation from the SCOPE (SCientific Committee on Problems of the Environment) world. In some areas, wetlands have not even Working Group on Ecosystem Dynamics in been adequately described and there is little Freshwater Wetlands and Shallow Water Bodies, information about the impacts that man is UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) having on them. In other areas, information on Program, International Society for Ecological wetland ecology and management has developed Modelling, and the International Society for to the point where regulations and laws provide Limnology (SIL). Partial sponsorship for the some protection against development. It is our conference and these proceedings was provided hope this collection of papers will demonstrate by UNESCO (Contract SCjRPj204. 079.

Halal Food

Halal Food

A History

  • Author: Febe Armanios,Bogac Ergene
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190269073
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Food trucks announcing "halal" proliferate in many urban areas but how many non-Muslims know what this means, other than cheap lunch? Here Middle Eastern historians Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene provide an accessible introduction to halal (permissible) food in the Islamic tradition, exploring what halal food means to Muslims and how its legal and cultural interpretations have changed in different geographies up to the present day. Historically, Muslims used food to define their identities in relation to co-believers and non-Muslims. Food taboos are rooted in the Quran and prophetic customs, as well as writings from various periods and geographical settings. As in Judaism and among certain Christian sects, Islamic food traditions make distinctions between clean and impure, and dietary choices and food preparation reflect how believers think about broader issues. Traditionally, most halal interpretations focused on animal slaughter and the consumption of intoxicants. Muslims today, however, must also contend with an array of manufactured food products--yogurts, chocolates, cheeses, candies, and sodas--filled with unknown additives and fillers. To help consumers navigate the new halal marketplace, certifying agencies, government and non-government bodies, and global businesses vie to meet increased demands for food piety. At the same time, blogs, cookbooks, restaurants, and social media apps have proliferated, while animal rights and eco-conscious activists seek to recover halal's more wholesome and ethical inclinations. Covering practices from the Middle East and North Africa to South Asia, Europe, and North America, this timely book is for anyone curious about the history of halal food and its place in the modern world.

America, History and Life

America, History and Life

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Canada
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Freedom's doors

Freedom's doors

immigrant ports of entry to the United States : an exhibition in the Museum of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, March 11, 1986-September 30, 1992

  • Author: Gail F. Stern,Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. Museum
  • Publisher: Balch Inst
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 91
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