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Youth, food justice and the practice of everyday politics: a case study of agricultural resistance in the Spring Ridge Commons

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dc.contributor.author Mallett, April
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T21:07:54Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-17T21:07:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-01-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4431
dc.description.abstract This study uses the concepts of everyday politics and cultural resistance to explore how young people are experimenting with ‘free spaces’ in which to develop alternative ideas and practices within the food justice movement. Through a case study of the Spring Ridge Commons – a youth-generated free space – this research describes how youth are redefining relationships to place and to people by practicing alternative foodways like urban foraging; creating decommodified food sources; sharing skills and knowledge through peer-to-peer networks; building community through relationships of mutual support; and experimenting with non-hierarchical governance. Such practices have potential implications for child and youth care such as: reconnecting youth and adults through shared practice and meaningful work in “real life” politics and community building, reconceptualizing 'youth' and 'adult' such that both have greater access to acts of cultural production, and creating experiences of democracy in everyday life. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject free space en_US
dc.subject urban agriculture en_US
dc.subject permaculture en_US
dc.subject cultural resistance en_US
dc.subject everyday politics en_US
dc.subject youth activism en_US
dc.subject food justice en_US
dc.subject youth political participation en_US
dc.subject Community Building en_US
dc.subject Participatory Democracy en_US
dc.title Youth, food justice and the practice of everyday politics: a case study of agricultural resistance in the Spring Ridge Commons en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Magnuson, Douglas
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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