Let them eat kale: food insecurity discourses in Richmond, BC

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dc.contributor.author Tung, Audrey
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-03T20:54:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-03T20:54:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-01-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11445
dc.description.abstract Household food insecurity is a persistent yet hidden problem in wealthy nations such as Canada, where it has in part been perpetuated through discourses and practices at the local scale. Drawing upon archival materials, participant observation of local food programs, and semi-structured interviews with food program clients and community facilitators, this study analyzes the ways in which household food insecurity has been framed within the context of Richmond, British Columbia. The study’s findings suggest that discourses organized around the production and (re)distribution of food, rather than income inequality, have misdirected household food insecurity reduction activities away from the central issue of poverty. The present study therefore helps to draw attention to overlooked income-based frameworks, especially approaches that highlight the importance of political economy. It reinforces the inextricable link between health outcomes and the inequitable distribution of economic resources and political power – things that have become lost or concealed in various discourses on household food insecurity. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject household food insecurity en_US
dc.subject political economy en_US
dc.subject discourse analysis en_US
dc.subject public health en_US
dc.subject critical geography en_US
dc.subject health geography en_US
dc.title Let them eat kale: food insecurity discourses in Richmond, BC en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Rose-Redwood, Reuben
dc.contributor.supervisor Cloutier-Fisher, Denise S.
dc.degree.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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