TitleGrowing food justice by planting an anti-oppression foundation: Opportunities and obstacles for a budding social movement
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSbicca, J.
JournalAgriculture and Human Values
Volume29
Issue4
Pagination455-466
KeywordsAgriculture and Forestry
Abstract

The belief that structural oppression underlies many injustices throughout the argifood system is central to the growing social justice movement known as food justice.  Sbicca offers an in-depth case study of the People’s Grocery, a food justice organization in California, to demonstrate how anti-oppression ideology can serve as the basis for the mobilization of food justice activists.   People’s Grocery philosophy is predicated upon the notions of previous movements in California in terms of social justice and freedom.  This publication addresses the complications of culturally diverse interpretations, structural limitations, and the role of activism within the agrifood industry.