(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Foodscapes and the geographies of poverty : sustenance, strategy, and politics in an urban neighborhood

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MIEWALD C. (1) ; MCCANN E. (2) ;
(1) Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, CANADA
(2) Department of Geography, Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, CANADA


Through the concept of “foodscape”, this article examines the daily practices of accessing food among low-income residents of the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. It highlights how food access for the urban poor involves a complex and contradictory negotiation of both sites of encounter and care and also exclusion and regulation. Therefore, it discusses efforts to question the existing food system in Vancouver, to resist the gentrification processes that threaten this neighbourhood’s food resources, and to build alternative strategies for urban food justice


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no2 [pp. 537-556]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 phot.



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