A Recipe for Gentrification: Food, Power, and Resistance in the City (Hardcover)


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By Alison Hope Alkon (Editor), Yuki Kato (Editor), Joshua Sbicca (Editor)
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How gentrification uproots the urban food landscape, and what activists are doing to resist it

From hipster coffee shops to upscale restaurants, a bustling local food scene is perhaps the most commonly recognized harbinger of gentrification. A Recipe for Gentrification explores this widespread phenomenon, showing the ways in which food and gentrification are deeply-and, at times, controversially-intertwined.

Contributors provide an inside look at gentrification in different cities, from major hubs like New York and Los Angeles to smaller cities like Cleveland and Durham. They examine a wide range of food enterprises-including grocery stores, restaurants, community gardens, and farmers' markets-to provide up-to-date perspectives on why gentrification takes place, and how communities use food to push back against displacement.

Ultimately, they unpack the consequences for vulnerable people and neighborhoods. A Recipe for Gentrification highlights how the everyday practices of growing, purchasing and eating food reflect the rapid-and contentious-changes taking place in American cities in the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Alison Hope Alkon is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of the Pacific. She is co-editor of The New Food Activism and Cultivating Food Justice and author of Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race and the Green Economy. Yuki Kato is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Joshua Sbicca is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University. He is the author of Food Justice Now!: Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781479834433
ISBN-10: 1479834432
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: July 14th, 2020
Pages: 384
Language: English