Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Jon Holtzman
Dr. Laura Spielvogel
Dr. Bilinda Straight
Food sovereignty, local food, urban garden, anthropology, counter hegemony
Masters Thesis-Abstract Only
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Food is a means of examining culture, including identity, autonomy and power. It creates relationships and memories between people via shared connections. Through food, I explore local food movements and urban community gardening.
We both ingest and produce garden-grown foods. This movement is often described as simple nostalgia. I suggest that it is a response against heavily processed foods within a system reliant on mass produced food. This desire for ownership pushes community gardens and other counter-hegemonic spaces forward in their goals of using social practice to challenge the established food industry and take control within their own lives.
Edwards, "Owning Our Food System: Urban Community Gardening and Local Food Movements" (2014). Master's Theses. 503.