Participative Inequalities and Food Justice

Authored by: Clement Loo

The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138809130
eBook ISBN: 9781315745503
Adobe ISBN: 9781317595502


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There has been a tendency within both the academic and activist literatures to treat food justice as primarily a matter of distributional disparities (Loo 2014). This chapter will argue that such a conception of food justice is limited and that creating or promoting equitable food systems requires attention to participative inequalities. Such is the case because there is reason to suspect that distributional injustices are related to barriers to fair participation on the part of marginalized communities in the governance of food.

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