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The Problem with Feeding Cities: The Social Transformation of Infrastructure, Abundance, and Inequality in America

Andrew Deener

Abstract

The Problem with Feeding Cities is a sociological and historical examination of the US food system. It explains how the food system transformed from feeding cities to feeding regions to feeding an entire nation, and in turn, why that process shifted the system’s underlying logic from fulfilling basic needs to satisfying profit margins. The book also explains how and why this system has failed communities. Food-access issues are the result of infrastructural disruptions stemming from how markets and cities developed, how distribution systems arose, and how organizations coordinated the movement ... More

Keywords: food system, infrastructure, urban sociology, economic sociology, science and technology studies, organizations, urban development, environmental studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226702919
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226702919.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Deener, author
University of Connecticut