Urban Agriculture in the food-disabling city: (Re)defining urban food justice, reimagining a politics of empowerment


Tornaghi, C. (2016) Urban Agriculture in the food-disabling city: (Re)defining urban food justice, reimagining a politics of empowerment. Antipode, volume (in press)


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Recent literature has pointed to the role of urban agriculture in self-empowerment and learning, and in constituting ways to achieve food justice. Building on this work the paper looks at the potential and constraints for overcoming the residual and contingent status of urban agriculture. The first part of the paper aims to expand traditional class/race/ethnicity discussions and to reflect on global, cultural, procedural, capability, distributional and socio-environmental forms of injustice that unfold in the different stages of urban food production. The second part reflects on how to bring forward food justice and build a politics of engagement, capability and empowerment. Three interlinked strategies for action are presented: i) enhancing the reflexivity and cohesion of the urban food movement by articulating a challenge to neoliberal urbanism; ii) converging urban and agrarian food justice struggles by shaping urban agroecology and iii) regaining control over social reproduction by engaging with food commoning.



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TitleUrban Agriculture in the food-disabling city: (Re)defining urban food justice, reimagining a politics of empowerment
Authors Tornaghi, C. (profile-link for ) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8824-4469
Uncontrolled Keywordsurban agriculture, food justice, food sovereignty, alternative urbanism, urban commons, gardening, urban agroecology
Departments University
Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR)
Additional InformationThis article is currently in press. Full citation details will be uploaded when available. Due to publisher policy, the full text is not available on the repository until the 8th of November 2018.
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ISSN: 0066-4812, ESSN: 1467-8330
DOI10.1111/anti.12291
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Deposited on 12-Sep-2016 in Research - Coventry.
Last modified on 06-Dec-2016

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