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2013

Sociology

Dickinson College

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Race, Class, And Food Justice In South Allison Hill, Pa., Giovania Genevieve Tiarachristie May 2013

Race, Class, And Food Justice In South Allison Hill, Pa., Giovania Genevieve Tiarachristie

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Urban gardening has been hailed as a tool for community empowerment in the inner city to relieve food security. But in some low-income communities with predominantly people of color, the Whiteness of a new wave of urban gardening and the Alternative Food movement for local, slow, and organic, can be a source of race and class tension, hindering the potential for collaborative partnerships. This study applies critical perspectives on race and explores through qualitative analysis the race-class conflicts around food and urban gardening in a very diverse, low-income neighborhood in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania called South Allison Hill. A series of seven ...