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The Resource Big hunger : the unholy alliance between corporate America and anti-hunger groups, Andrew Fisher ; foreword by Saru Jayaraman

Big hunger : the unholy alliance between corporate America and anti-hunger groups, Andrew Fisher ; foreword by Saru Jayaraman

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Big hunger : the unholy alliance between corporate America and anti-hunger groups
Title
Big hunger
Title remainder
the unholy alliance between corporate America and anti-hunger groups
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Fisher ; foreword by Saru Jayaraman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Food banks and food pantries have proliferated in response to an economic emergency. The loss of manufacturing jobs combined with the recession of the early 1980s and Reagan administration cutbacks in federal programs led to an explosion in the growth of food charity. This was meant to be a stopgap measure, but the jobs never came back, and the "emergency food system" became an industry. In Big Hunger, Andrew Fisher takes a critical look at the business of hunger and offers a new vision for the anti-hunger movement. From one perspective, anti-hunger leaders have been extraordinarily effective. Food charity is embedded in American civil society, and federal food programs have remained intact while other anti-poverty programs have been eliminated or slashed. But anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages. Reliant on corporate donations of food and money, anti-hunger organizations have failed to hold business accountable for offshoring jobs, cutting benefits, exploiting workers and rural communities, and resisting wage increases. They have become part of a "hunger industrial complex" that seems as self-perpetuating as the more famous military-industrial complex. Fisher lays out a vision that encompasses a broader definition of hunger characterized by a focus on public health, economic justice, and economic democracy. He points to the work of numerous grassroots organizations that are leading the way in these fields as models for the rest of the anti-hunger sector. It is only through approaches like these that we can hope to end hunger, not just manage it. -- Provided by publisher
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WAL
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1963-
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Fisher, Andy
Dewey number
362.1963/9
Index
index present
LC call number
TX360.U6
LC item number
F56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Food, health, and the environment
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  • Nutrition policy
  • Corporations
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutrition policy
  • Food relief
  • Malnutrition
  • United States
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Big hunger : the unholy alliance between corporate America and anti-hunger groups, Andrew Fisher ; foreword by Saru Jayaraman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Occupy hunger -- The charity trap -- The politics of corporate giving -- SNAP's identity crisis -- Economic democracy through federal food programs -- Who's at the table shapes what's on the agenda -- Innovation within the anti-hunger movement -- Innovative models from outside the anti-hunger field
Control code
on1036987743
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st MIT Press paperback edition
Extent
xvi, 343 pages
Isbn
9780262535168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036987743
Label
Big hunger : the unholy alliance between corporate America and anti-hunger groups, Andrew Fisher ; foreword by Saru Jayaraman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Occupy hunger -- The charity trap -- The politics of corporate giving -- SNAP's identity crisis -- Economic democracy through federal food programs -- Who's at the table shapes what's on the agenda -- Innovation within the anti-hunger movement -- Innovative models from outside the anti-hunger field
Control code
on1036987743
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st MIT Press paperback edition
Extent
xvi, 343 pages
Isbn
9780262535168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036987743

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