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Agroecologies of displacement: a study of land access, dislocation, and migration in relation to sustainable food production in the Beach Flats Community Garden

Author:
Glowa, K. Michelle, Egerer, Monika, Jones, Vicki
Source:
Agroecology and sustainable food systems 2019 v.43 no.1 pp. 92-115
ISSN:
2168-3573
Subject:
case studies, community gardens, farmers, sustainable agriculture
Abstract:
In this article, the Beach Flats Community Garden is used as a case study to theorize an “agroecologies of displacement.” We argue that farmers are increasingly less singularly place-based through involuntary displacement and that displacement and dispossession can shape agricultural practices in farming communities. We follow Cohen (2010), Kerssen and Brent (2017), and others in calling for the necessity to bring a historical and focused analysis of displacement, dispossession, and the dynamics of land under capitalist systems to our understanding of the articulations of food movements, in particular transformative agroecologies.
Agid:
6305851