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UNJUST DESERTS: FOOD INSECURITY, STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY, AND COMMUNITY AGENCY IN NEWTOWN, FL

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Title:
UNJUST DESERTS: FOOD INSECURITY, STRUCTURAL INEQUALITY, AND COMMUNITY AGENCY IN NEWTOWN, FL
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Dearr, Juliana
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Anthropology
Faculty Sponsor:
Dean, Erin

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This thesis focuses on the issues surrounding food access in Newtown, the historic black neighborhood of Sarasota, FL. Poor nutrition, particularly in economically distressed areas, reinforces and maintains the violent cycle of poverty, as nutrition problems increase the risk of chronic health conditions. Ethnography and quantitative data collection on food availability and transportation access are the key methods. This research will show Newtown's consumption of healthy food is hindered by the sparse availability of fresh food, lacking transportation, education gaps, and time and money constraints. These barriers must be addressed to create systemic improvements to Newtown's welfare. Several community-based organizations, particularly the Community Health Action Team (CHAT) and Orange Blossom Community Garden, are approaching these problems with education initiatives and mobilization efforts. Food access is one of many ways America is structurally unequal. To actualize equality in the future, current inequalities must be disassembled. The process by which food scarcity is alleviated can work within a framework of structural inequality of it can be a method that stimulates agency in marginalized communities.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Juliana Dearr
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Dean, Erin

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
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Classification:
S.T. 2014 D4
System ID:
AA00024729:00001

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