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The Resource From farm to Canal Street : Chinatown's alternative food network in the global marketplace, Valerie Imbruce

From farm to Canal Street : Chinatown's alternative food network in the global marketplace, Valerie Imbruce

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From farm to Canal Street : Chinatown's alternative food network in the global marketplace
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From farm to Canal Street
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Chinatown's alternative food network in the global marketplace
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Valerie Imbruce
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On the sidewalks of Manhattan's Chinatown, you can find street vendors and greengrocers selling bright red litchis in the summer and mustard greens and bok choy no matter the season. The neighborhood supplies more than two hundred distinct varieties of fruits and vegetables that find their way onto the tables of immigrants and other New Yorkers from many walks of life. Chinatown may seem to be a unique ethnic enclave, but it is by no means isolated. It has been shaped by free trade and by American immigration policies that characterize global economic integration. In From Farm to Canal Street, Valerie Imbruce tells the story of how Chinatown's food network operates amid--and against the grain of--the global trend to consolidate food production and distribution. Manhattan's Chinatown demonstrates how a local market can influence agricultural practices, food distribution, and consumer decisions on a very broad scale. Imbruce recounts the development of Chinatown's food network to include farmers from multimillion-dollar farms near the Everglades Agricultural Area and tropical "homegardens" south of Miami in Florida and small farms in Honduras. Although hunger and nutrition are key drivers of food politics, so are jobs, culture, neighborhood quality, and the environment. Imbruce focuses on these four dimensions and proposes policy prescriptions for the decentralization of food distribution, the support of ethnic food clusters, the encouragement of crop diversity in agriculture, and the cultivation of equity and diversity among agents in food supply chains. Imbruce features farmers and brokers whose life histories illuminate the desires and practices of people working in a niche of the global marketplace
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In English
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non fiction
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From farm to Canal Street : Chinatown's alternative food network in the global marketplace, Valerie Imbruce
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From farm to Canal Street : Chinatown's alternative food network in the global marketplace, Valerie Imbruce
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt20d89sd
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction : situating Manhattan's Chinatown -- Green grocers and street vendors -- The social network of trade -- Okeechobee bok choy -- Bringing Southeast Asia to the southeastern United States -- Growing Asian vegetables in Honduras -- Chinese food in American culture -- Recognizing Chinatown's food network in New York City politics -- Conclusion : diversity and dynamism in global markets -- Appendix A, produce vendors in Manhattan's Chinatown -- Appendix B, fruit, vegetables, and herbs sold in Chinatown -- Appendix C, food plants found in Southeast Asian homegardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida -- Appendix D, research methods
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