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  1. ABC News. (2020 , Jul 28) Couple turns abandoned lot into community garden.
    URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U8GxT0uVkM
  2. Agyeman, Julian, Caitlin Mathews, and Hannah Sobel. “Introductionpassword protected item. in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love. Edited by Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Mathews, and Hannah Sobel. Cambridge: The MIT Press. Pp. 1-20
  3. Anonymous. “The Hand That Feeds.Library owned item. Login required for off-campus access. directed by Anonymous, Bullfrog Films, 2015. Alexander Street.
    URL: https://video-alexanderstreet-com.brooklyn.ezproxy.cuny.edu/p/z6X37vZqm
  4. Appadurai, Arjun. “How to Make a National Cuisine: Cookbooks in Contemporary India.Library owned item. Login required for off-campus access.Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 30, no. 1, 1988, pp. 3–24. JSTOR,
    URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/179020
  5. Barnard, Anne, Azi Paybarah and Jacob Meschke. What New York’s Trash Reveals About Life Under Lockdown New York Times, June 2, 2020.
    URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/02/nyregion/nyc-garbage-pickup-coronavirus.html
  6. Bourdieu, Pierre. 2005. “Taste of Luxury, Taste of Necessitypassword protected item. in The Taste Culture Reader, Edited by Carolyn Korsmeyer. New York: Berg. Pp. 72-78.
  7. Castellanos, M. Bianet (2015) “Idealizing Maya Culture: The Politics of Race, Indigeneity, and Immigration Among Maya Restaurant Owners in Southern California,” Diálogo: Vol. 18 : No. 2 , Article 7. (This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center for Latino Research at Via Sapientiae. It has been accepted for inclusion in Diálogo by an authorized editor of Via Sapientia)
    URL: https://via.library.depaul.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1430&context=dialogo
  8. Cereijido, Antonia. “The NAFTA Diet” NPR Latino USA Podcast February 15th, 2019
    URL: https://www.latinousa.org/2019/02/05/naftadiet/
    URL: https://www.npr.org/2019/02/04/691359318/the-nafta-diet
  9. Cheddar (2018, Mar. 21) The Hidden Economy Behind NYC Street Vending – Cheddar Explains (4:47) [Video].
    URL: https://youtu.be/NtJmakm1-zc
  10. Cooper, Eugene. 1986. “Chinese Table Manners: You are how you eatLibrary owned item. Login required for off-campus access. Human Organization, 45(2): 179-184.
    URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/44126118
  11. DM News. (2022, Apr 12)  A community garden that has brought hope to the favela | Global Ideas.
    URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78W04nSpxSE
  12. Douglas, Mary. “Deciphering a mealLibrary owned item. Login required for off-campus access. Daedalus, 101(1): Myth, Symbol, and Culture. (Winter, 1972): 61-81.
    URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/20024058
  13. Dun, Kathleen. 2017. “Decriminalizing Street Vending: Reform and Social Justicepassword protected item. in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love. Edited by Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Mathews, and Hannah Sobel. Cambridge: The MIT Press. Pp. 47-66.
  14. Folch, Christine. “Fine dining: Race in pre revolution Cuban cookbooks,” Library owned item. Login required for off-campus access. Latin American Research Review, 2008, 43(2): 205-223.
    URL: https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/fine-dining-race-prerevolution-cuban-cookbooks/docview/218143434/se-2?accountid=7286
  15. Freethink (2020, Feb 5)  How Urban Farming Saved a Dallas Community
    URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfCcI6_1iiA
  16. Gálvez, Alyshia and Schwittek, David S. (Directors). (2017). ‘¡Salud! Myths and Realities of Mexican Immigrant Health’ [Documentary]. Shabel Castro; Gary Schwartz. (Producers) (45 min) 
    URL: https://filmfreeway.com/1314729
  17. Gálvez, Alyshia. 2018. “Introductionpassword protected item. in Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and The Destruction of Mexico. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 1-26
  18. Harris, Marvin. 1998. “Good to Think or Good to Eat?password protected item. in Good to Eat: Riddles of Food and Culture. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 13-18.
  19. Lardeau, M.P., G. Healey, and J. Ford. 2011. “The use of Photovoice to document and characterize the food security of users of community food programs in Iqaluit, Nunavut” Rural and Remote Health, 11(1680).
    URL: https://www.rrh.org.au/journal/article/1680
  20. Light, Linda. 2020. “Language” in Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology. Ed. Nina Brown, Laura Tubelle de González, and Thomas McIlwraith.
    URL: https://perspectives.americananthro.org/Chapters/Language.pdf
    URL: https://perspectives.americananthro.org/
  21. Lo, Joann and Biko Koeing. 2017. “Food Workers and Consumers Organizing Together for Food Justicepassword protected item. in The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action, Ed by Alison Alkon and Julie Guthman. Berkeley: University of California Press,. 133-156.
  22. Mintz, Sidney W. 1986. Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History.
  23. Nagle, Robin (2013). How Urban Farming Saved a Dallas Community [Ted Talk]. (7:41 min)
    URL:  https://www.ted.com/talks/robin_nagle_what_i_discovered_in_new_york_city_trash
  24. Nagle, Robin. “The job is in the field: notes from municipal anthropology.” Journal of Business Anthropology 6, no. 1 (2017): 41-57.
    URL: https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/jba/article/view/5316
  25. Project Website: HEAT – Health Equity Alliance of Tallahassee 
    URL: http://www.healthequityalliance.org/
  26. Reese, A.M. (2018), “We will not perish; we’re going to keep flourishingLibrary owned item. Login required for off-campus access. Race, Food Access, and Geographies of Self-Reliance. Antipode, 50: 407-424.
    URL: https://doi-org.brooklyn.ezproxy.cuny.edu/10.1111/anti.12359
  27. Renaldi, Richard. “Faces of a Fast-Food Nation: During the pandemic, low-wage workers must manage risk and rudeness” The New Yorker, November 23rd, 2020.
    URL: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/11/30/faces-of-a-fast-food-nation
  28. Riley, Kathleen C. and Jillian R. Cavanaugh. 2017. “Chapter 10: Food Talk: Studying Foodways and Language in Use Together,”Library owned item. Login required for off-campus access.  in Food Culture: Anthropology, Linguistics and Food Studies,  edited by Janet Chrzan, and John Brett, Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2017.
    URL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/brooklyn-ebooks/reader.action?docID=4526716&ppg=149
    URL: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/brooklyn-ebooks/reader.action?docID=4526716
  29. Robbins, Christopher. “NYC Street Vendors Eagerly Anticipate City Expansion of PermitsGothamist, January 27th, 2021.
    URL: https://gothamist.com/food/nyc-street-food-vendors-eagerly-anticipate-city-expansion-permits
  30. Roseberry, W. (1996). “The rise of the yuppie coffees and the reimagination of class in the United States” American Anthropologist, 762-775.
    URL: http://brooklyn.ezproxy.cuny.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/rise-yuppie-coffees-reimagination-class-united/docview/198172074/se-2?accountid=7286
  31. Sainato, Michael. “Starbucks workers hold strikes in at least 17 states amid union drive” The Guardian, August 11, 2022.
    URL: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/11/starbucks-union-drive-strikes 
  32. Saxena, Jaya. “Food service is grueling work, so more and more workers are organizing” Eater, December 10th, 2019. 
    URL: https://www.eater.com/2019/12/10/20974744/food-service-bad-conditions-lead-to-more-unionizing-organizing
  33. Schoolov, Katie. Unions are forming at Starbucks, Apple and Google. Here’s why workers are organizing now CNBC, August 5, 2022.
    URL: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/05/why-starbucks-apple-and-google-are-unionizing-now-for-the-first-time.html
  34. Semple, Kirk.  “Central American Farmers Head to the U.S., Fleeing Climate Change” The New York Times, April 13, 2019
    URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/world/americas/coffee-climate-change-migration.html
  35. Shimpo, Naomi, Andreas Wesener and Wendy McWilliam. 2019. “How community gardens may contribute to community resilience following an earthquake” Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 38: 124- 132.
    URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2018.12.002
  36. Simon, Brian. 2009. “Introducing the Starbucks Momentpassword protected item. in Everything But the Coffee: Learning About America From Starbucks. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1-20.
  37. Tucker, Catherine. 2011. “Culture, Caffeine, and Coffee Shops,” password protected item. in Coffee Culture: Local Experiences, Global Connections. New York: Routledge. Pp. xii- xiii; 3-10.
  38. Wilson, Margaret. 2005. “Indulgencepassword protected item. in Don Kulick and Anne Meneley (Eds.), Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession Ann Arbor: Penguin Press, 153-167.
  39. Wolansky, Sara Joe (Producer and Editor). (2019). “Inside the World of High-End Coffee, Annals of an Obsession” The New Yorker.
    URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adCKCOCSGpg
  40. Zafar, Rafia. 2019. “Chapter 7: The Negro Cooks Up His Past: Arturo Schomburg’s Uncompleted Cookbook,” password protected item. in Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 79-90

Picture Attributions:

  • Image 3 An open-air market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on January 26, 2010 (Photo: Thony Belizaire). Source Link
  • Image 2: “Latte deconstructed bar nine”  June 20, 2017 by Nathan Dumlao Source Link
  • Image 3: “Siti Khatijah Market, Kelantan, Malaysia” October 29, 2019 by Alex Hudson Source Link