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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS ...

Chapter 27: Urban Foodscapes: Repositioning Food in Urban Studies Through the Case of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside1

Urban Foodscapes: Repositioning Food in Urban Studies Through the Case of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside1
Urban Foodscapes: Repositioning Food in Urban Studies through the Case of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Christiana MiewaldDaniela AielloEugene McCann
INTRODUCTION

Food is a basic material requirement of life and is central to urban lives and landscapes. From low-income people's daily struggle to obtain sufficient sustenance, to the growth of community gardens in middle-class neighborhoods, the production and distribution of food is an increasing concern in cities. Thus, we argue that food should be a more central focus of urban studies research and that the concept of ‘foodscape’ can contribute to this literature. ‘Foodscape’ offers a language for thinking through food-place relations in terms of the geographies and politics of urban class relations and their ...

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