This comparative case study explores the problems of food deserts in Youngstown, Ohio and their work to eradicate them. This case compares four different food justice groups and hypothesizes that successful food justice groups will embodied a working class-culture perspective and will have to cooperate with the state and avoid cooption. The case concluded that this model has strong analytical power and that future research should be conducted on these issues because of a lack of research.
Van Doorn, Bas
Sociology and Anthropology; Political Science
Porter, Matthew, "Cooperation Not Cooption: Organizing Strategies For Food Justice in Youngstown Ohio" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 1190.
Place and Environment | Regional Sociology
food justice, food deserts, youngstown, food literacy, cooperation, urban agriculture, grocery store
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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