The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor, and Identity in North America (Paperback)

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By Julian Agyeman (Editor), Sydney Giacalone (Editor)
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The intersection of food and immigration in North America, from the macroscale of national policy to the microscale of immigrants' lived, daily foodways.

This volume considers the intersection of food and immigration at both the macroscale of national policy and the microscale of immigrant foodways--the intimate, daily performances of identity, culture, and community through food. Taken together, the chapters--which range from an account of the militarization of the agricultural borderlands of Yuma, Arizona, to a case study of Food Policy Council in Vancouver, Canada--demonstrate not only that we cannot talk about immigration without talking about food but also that we cannot talk about food without talking about immigration.

The book investigates these questions through the construct of the immigrant-food nexus, which encompasses the constantly shifting relationships of food systems, immigration policy, and immigrant foodways. The contributors, many of whom are members of the immigrant communities they study, write from a range of disciplines. Three guiding themes organize the chapters: borders--cultural, physical, and geopolitical; labor, connecting agribusiness and immigrant lived experience; and identity narratives and politics, from "local food" to "dietary acculturation."

Contributors

Julian Agyeman, Alison Hope Alkon, FernandoJ. Bosco, Kimberley Curtis, Katherine Dentzman, Colin Dring, Sydney Giacalone, Phoebe Godfrey, Sarah D. Huang, Maryam Khojasteh, Jillian Linton, Pascale Joassart-Marcelli, Samuel C. H. Mindes, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Christopher Neubert, Fabiola Ortiz Valdez, Victoria Ostenso, Catarina Passidomo, Mary Beth Schmid, Sea Sloat, Dianisi Torres, Kat Vang, Hannah Wittman, Sarah Wood

About the Author


Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the coauthor of Sharing Cities and the coeditor of The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor, and Identity in North America, each published by the MIT Press. Sydney Giacalone is a scholar whose work focuses on critical geography and justice within the food system. Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the coauthor of Sharing Cities and the coeditor of The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor, and Identity in North America, each published by the MIT Press. Sydney Giacalone is a scholar whose work focuses on critical geography and justice within the food system. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is Assistant Professor of Food Studies and Affiliate of the Departments of Geography and Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. Alison Hope Alkon is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Pacific. Julian Agyeman is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the coauthor of Sharing Cities and the coeditor of The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor, and Identity in North America, each published by the MIT Press. Sydney Giacalone is a scholar whose work focuses on critical geography and justice within the food system.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780262538411
ISBN-10: 0262538415
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication Date: April 7th, 2020
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Food