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Black Food GeographiesRace, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.$
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Ashanté M. Reese

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469651507

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651507.001.0001

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What Is Our Culture? I Don’t Even Know

What Is Our Culture? I Don’t Even Know

Nostalgia and Memory in Evaluations of Food Access

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(p.69) Chapter Three What Is Our Culture? I Don’t Even Know
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Black Food Geographies
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Ashanté M. Reese

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651507.003.0004

This chapter turns to the role of nostalgia in placemaking, community building, and the ways residents evaluated their local food system. In it, residents discuss self-reliance as a foundational ethos in the neighborhood’s history and also offer critiques of themselves and each other for not embodying self-reliance in the present, reflecting on the question “who is responsible?” for unequal food access. This chapter makes a claim that nostalgia plays an important role in the stories that people tell about food in the neighbourhood.

Keywords:   Nostalgia, Self-Reliance, Responsibility

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