Special Issue "Urban Food Deserts: Perspectives from the Global South"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018) | Viewed by 29058
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Interests: global migration and development; rapid urbanization and food security in the Global South
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The industrialization of the urban food system, alongside the proliferation of supermarkets, has dramatically transformed the landscape of food accessibility in cities. In many countries, especially the US, the spatial consolidation of food provisioning has deprived many urban neighbourhoods of easy access to food, particularly foodstuffs integral to a healthy diet. These often socioeconomically disadvantaged urban areas are referred to as “food deserts”. However, studies of urban food deserts in cities of the Global South are sparse, given their complicated urban food systems with the strong presence of informal food economies and diverse food sources. This Special Issue calls for both empirical studies and theoretical discussions of urban food deserts in the Global South, with a focus on a broad range of issues such as food accessibility, food affordability, urban food sources, informal food economies, supermarketization and the food security characteristics and consequences of food deserts, as well as urban policies that contribute to or mitigate the existence and development of food deserts. Papers submitted to the Special Issue could approach these themes from various disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
Dr. Jonathan Crush
Dr. Zhenzhong Si
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- food deserts
- food sources
- food security
- urban food system
- food accessibility
- urban food policies
- informal food economy
- the Global South