UH West Oʻahu Associate Professor of Political Science, Monique Mironesco, published a chapter on farmers’ markets as public spaces in the newly-released book, Food and Power in Hawaiʻi: Visions of Food Democracy (UH Press). Join the authors and editors for a discussion about the book’s content at the launch party on Friday, Nov. 4, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at UH Manoa’s Saunders Hall, room 443. UH West Oʻahu Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Food Systems, Albie Miles, will be the discussant.
Food and Power in Hawaiʻi features island scholars and writers and addresses the diversity of food challenges that Hawai’i faces. Each of the nine essays describes Hawaiʻi’s foodscapes and collectively makes the case that food is a focal point for public policy making, social activism, and cultural mobilization. It covers controversies over land use policies, a gendered and racialized farming population, benefits and costs of biotechnology, stratified access to nutritious foods, as well as ensuring the economic viability of farms.