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ERIC Number: EJ1000194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Educational Alternatives in Food Production, Knowledge and Consumption: The Public Pedagogies of "Growing Power" and "Tsyunhehkw"[superscript caret]
Walter, Pierre
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v52 n3 p573-594 Nov 2012
This paper examines how two sites of adult learning in the food movement create educational alternatives to the dominant U.S. food system. It further examines how these pedagogies challenge racialised, classed and gendered ideologies and practices in their aims, curricular content, and publically documented educational processes. The first case is Growing Power, an urban farm which embraces small scale capitalism and vocational education as an end toward community food security, social and ecological justice, and anti-racist education. The second case, Tsyunhehkw[superscript caret], is the "integrated community food system" of the Oneida Nation in rural Wisconsin, centred on cultural decolonisation through the growing and eating of traditional Oneida foods. In both these projects, there are strong possibilities to teach a critical, social justice alternative to white, middle class norms and practices of food production and consumption.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York; United States; Wisconsin