Caring in unequal worlds: tracing the hopes and troubles of Community Food Initiatives in Sydney

Miriam Williams, Lillian Tait

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to reflect on how paying attention to care might help us understand the hopes and troubles that shape Community Food Initiatives (CFIs). By attending to two domains of care-thinking – (1) relationality and connection and (2) more-than-human entanglements – the chapter traces the insights these areas of care scholarship offer for thinking about how communities are constituted and the complexities of caring in unequal worlds. The chapter draws upon data from a research project that documented Community Food Initiatives across metropolitan Sydney, Australia, in 2019. The chapter draws on an in-depth analysis of two initiatives, the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) Food Pantry and Five Serves Produce Community Support Agriculture Scheme (CSA), to reflect on how paying attention to care might help us understand the hopes and troubles that affect CFIs in unequal worlds. Paying attention to care as a vital practice constituting communities of CFIs reveals the expansive communities involving both human and non-human others that are cared for, cared about, and cared with CFIs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity food initiatives
Subtitle of host publicationa critical reparative approach
EditorsOona Morrow, Esther Veen, Stefan Wahlen
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Chapter2
Pages19-36
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781003195085
ISBN (Print)9781032049021, 9781032049038
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • Care
  • Food
  • Community Food Initiatives
  • Cities

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