(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Race, culture, and practice: segregation and local food in Birmingham, Alabama

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HENSON Z. (1) ; MUNSEY G. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, Univ. of California, Berkeley, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography & Environment, San Francisco State Univ., San Francisco, ETATS-UNIS


This study uses a combination of geographic information systems and Bourdieuan social theory to analyze the development of a food policy council in Birmingham, Alabama. The questions it inves-tigates are: What is the relationship between race and culture? How is this relationship manifest in practice within the alternative food and agriculture movement. This article shows how the racially segregated conditions of metropolitan Birmingham forge divergent habitus among Blacks and Whites in the region. Consequently, Whites have difficulty producing practices and interpretations of those practices that Blacks can recognize as legitimate, and vice versa. As a result, the food policy council emerges from and remains trapped within a space of Whiteness, and few Blacks serve on the council or participate in its production


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no7 [pp. 998-1019]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 4 cartes



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2014.941691

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