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The geographies of food banks in the meantime

Cloke, P., May, J. and Williams, Andrew ORCID: 2017. The geographies of food banks in the meantime. Progress in Human Geography 41 (6) , pp. 703-726. 10.1177/0309132516655881

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Geographies of food banks have focused predominantly on issues of neoliberal political-economy and food insecurity. In this paper, we trace alternative understandings of food banking – as spaces of care, and as liminal spaces of encounter capable of incubating political and ethical values, practices and subjectivities that challenge neoliberal austerity. Our aim is to develop a conceptual approach to voluntary welfare capable both of holding in tension the ambivalent and contradictory dynamics of care and welfare in the meantime(s), and of underlining some of the more hopeful and progressive possibilities that can arise in and through such spaces of care.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0309-1325
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 July 2016
Date of Acceptance: 2 May 2016
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 02:45

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