A Response to the U.S. Anti-Hunger Movement’s Mantras: Deserving Objects of Assistance, Daily (Pyrrhic) Victories, and Protracted States of Emergency

  • David V. Fazzino Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Keywords: Food Security, Anti-poverty, SNAP, Policy

Abstract

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Andrew Fisher, a co-founder of the Commu­nity Food Security Coalition, masterfully reveals the corporate collusion that dominates much of the anti-hunger movement in the United States, in a no-holds-barred account. In eight chapters he takes the reader on a journey through the depths of agreements that further disempower and stigmatize those on the margins of society. Fisher balances this with the hope that systematic change is already taking place in the form of indivi­duals committed to uncovering the disenfranchis­ing aspects of the anti-hunger industrial complex. He makes clear distinctions between anti-poverty and anti-hunger advocates, noting that their alle­giances are split in a neoliberal era of gover­nance in which the state continues to cut funding from assistance programs, allowing corporations such as Walmart to proliferate their own branded approach to battling hunger.

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Author Biography

David V. Fazzino, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Assistant professor of anthropology, Blooms­burg University of Pennsylvania
Cover of "Big Hunger"
Published
2017-07-27
How to Cite
Fazzino, D. V. (2017). A Response to the U.S. Anti-Hunger Movement’s Mantras: Deserving Objects of Assistance, Daily (Pyrrhic) Victories, and Protracted States of Emergency. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 7(3), 217-219. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2017.073.010