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Christiana Miewald, Daniela Aiello & Eugene McCann

In: The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies

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

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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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