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Farmworkers: “It is Very Ugly Here”

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Three times a day, the bus stops. Two stops a day for food, each time for thirty minutes at a roadside restaurant I would never choose to visit. The restaurants are dirty, with flies all over and a few workers trying frantically to get food...

Introduction

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Eight years ago my husband and I filled in our swimming pool with about 3–4 dump truck loads of sand, a concrete patio, a diving board, and four inches of topsoil. Since we were left with a landscape of sand and dirt, followed by mud...

Ethical Perception

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In The American Way of Eating, Tracie McMillan (2012) is on a journey and we, the readers, are invited to tag along. McMillan’s basic story involves going undercover as a journalist and finding a job in each of three stages of food...

Practicing Philosophy

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

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...The individual stories included here focus on the particular lived experiences of individuals who are hungry, who work in the fields to pick our food, and those who suffer from obesity. These stories create vivid snapshots of injustice....

Obesity, Responsibility, and Situated Agency

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... to eat in order to improve our diets. But this idea is based on the mistaken assumption that we are each equally free in the relevant sense to choose nutritious food. For more discussion of external constraints on choice see Dixon...

Food Insecurity: Hungry Women

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... to produce our food (Dixon 2016). It might be argued that I expect too much of the stories I criticize above. After all, these stories are the public faces of charities and nonprofit development organizations that seek donations...

Rewriting the Call to Charity

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

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...The sign above the entrance to the Interfaith Food Shelf reads, “I was hungry and you gave me food.” There is no doubt that this religious evocation is inspirational for most of the volunteers who help distribute emergency food...

Developing Narrative Skill

Beth A. Dixon

Beth A. Dixon is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food Justice and Narrative Ethics : Reading Stories for Ethical Awareness and Activism

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...So far I have urged the reader to focus attention on particular features of stories about food, suggesting that we can learn something new about food justice in this way. Specifically, food justice narratives are counterstories...