Black Residents Navigate an Unequal Food Landscape in Washington, D.C.

  • Renee Brooks Catacalos Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
Keywords: Food Access, Race, Food Geography, District of Columbia

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In Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ashanté Reese guides us through the interconnected issues that affect the food landscape in many low-income Black communities, through the words and experi­ences of residents of Washington, DC’s, Dean­wood neighborhood. In examining residents’ “geographies of self-reliance,” she uses the neigh­borhood as a prism to refract the intertwining and contradictory forces hidden within the inaccurate label “food desert.” As she says in her concluding chapter, “The neighborhood functions as an intermediary space where macro-level processes, such as where resources are placed, can be con­nected to micro-level processes, such as how residents determine what to buy and where to buy it from” (p. 131). . . .

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Published
2020-05-04
How to Cite
Catacalos, R. (2020). Black Residents Navigate an Unequal Food Landscape in Washington, D.C. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(3), 327-329. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2020.093.011