"Because Food is a Right, Not a Privilege" Food Not Bombs, Prefigurative Politics, and Building Networks of Resistance in the Salt Lake Valley

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Title "Because Food is a Right, Not a Privilege" Food Not Bombs, Prefigurative Politics, and Building Networks of Resistance in the Salt Lake Valley
Creator Cassidy Glen Thomas
Subject Food not bombs; anarchism; prefigurative politics; cultures of resistance; MACL
Description The Global Food Crisis, characterized by the uneven and unequitable distribution of food through our industrialized, capitalized, and globalized food systems, is a complex phenomenon that affects people of different socioeconomic and geographic contexts in a variety of ways. In the Salt Lake Valley, the Global Food Crisis has manifested in the form of hunger despite having an abundance of food in the valley-much of it going to waste. To counter this, a robust collection of local, food-oriented, nonprofit entities have formed. Despite the presence of these many 501(c)(3) organizations, some individuals instead dedicate their time outside of the nonprofit sector, working with an unincorporated network of activists known as Food Not Bombs. This thesis explored the ideologies and motivations of these individuals in an effort to gain clarity as to why they choose to dedicate their time to Food Not Bombs, instead of one of the many local food nonprofits. In the process, sharp criticism of the nonprofit industrial complex emerged and the key ways in which Food Not Bombs' differs from these entities were framed-particularly in the areas of organizational structure, underlying political ideologies, and operational tactics.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2019-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2019, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Date Created 2019-09-19
Date Modified 2019-09-19
ID 1460589
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gb6rhd
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