Food Justice Activism and Pedagogies: Literacies and Rhetorics for Transforming Food Systems in Local and Transnational Contexts brings together national and transnational scholars from rhetoric, composition, writing studies, and other interdisciplinary fields to address food as a topic of inquiry and a matter of social and environmental justice. The contributors in this edited collection demonstrate that analyzing the literacies, rhetorics, and pedagogies needed to transform food systems is vital to creating sustainable food systems. The contributors advocate that food learning be taught and engaged in at all levels of schooling and in society, including college courses and community settings. Scholars of rhetoric, literacy studies, interdisciplinary food studies, and sociology will find this book of particular interest.
Eileen E. Schell is professor of writing and rhetoric, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith professor of teaching excellence, and faculty affiliate in women’s and gender studies at Syracuse University.
Dianna Winslow is assistant director and writing instruction specialist for the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology at California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.
Pritisha Shrestha is a Ph.D. candidate in the Composition and Cultural and Rhetoric (CCR) program at Syracuse University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Framing Food Justice and Literacies for Rhetoric and Writing Studies,
Eileen E. Schell and Dianna Winslow
Chapter 1: Reclaiming Forgotten Literacies: Agency through Food Literacy,
Chapter 2: Dreaming of Sustainable Futures and Gastronomic Pasts: Cultural Heritage and
the Rhetorical Value of Food,
Chapter 3: Flatbush Eats: Lessons from a Community History and Writing Project,
Chapter 4: Smell of the Other: Race, Ethnicity, and Fear of One’s Own Cooking Odors, Bibhushana Poudyal and Mala Rai
Chapter 5: Seeds of the Diaspora: Using Creative Writing to Explore Critical Food Literacies with Youth of Color,
Chapter 6: Rekindling Hope, Building Resilience: New Agrarian Literacies on the Llano Estacado,
Callie F. Kostelich
Chapter 7: Once You Sell Us on the Service We Can Render: Agricultural Public Relations, Feminist Food Literacies, and the Rhetorical Power of Women in Ag,
Chapter 8: When the Land Writes: The Rhetorical Life of Soil and Plants,
Veronica House and Kelly Zepelin
Chapter 9: Right to Food and Access to Food through the lens of Citizenship Discourse in
Chapter 10: Toward Sustainable, Transparent Food Research: Students’ Applications of
Chapter 11: From Food Security to Food Justice and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary Critical
Deborah Adelman and Shamili Ajgaonkar
Chapter 12: Food Justice and Garden Writing in First-Year Seminars at Bates College, Stephanie Wade
About the Contributors