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Black Food Geographies – Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese


In this book, Ashanté 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 ... More

Keywords: Food Access, Urban Food System, Urban Agriculture, Supermarkets, Black Foodways, Self-Reliance, Food Justice, Displacement, Race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651507
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashanté M. Reese, author
Spelman College