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Food and Power in Hawai'iVisions of Food Democracy$
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Aya Hirata Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780824858537

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824858537.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
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Food and Power in Hawai'i
Author(s):

Aya Hirata Kimura

Krisnawati Suryanata

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824858537.003.0001

This chapter introduces the concept of food democracy through which we can analyze a few initiatives that emerge from discussions on food systems in Hawaii. It also presents a short history of Hawaii’s agro-food systems to contextualize the diverse initiatives discussed in the book. We then provide short synopsis of the subsequent chapters and highlight how they open a space for discussion in multiple venues, such as in the legislative arena and in the market place, while being attentive to the broader challenge posed by neoliberal economic policies.

Keywords:   food democracy, agrarian history, localization, summary, outline

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