Agric Hum Values (2017) 34:777–778 DOI 10.1007/s10460-016-9767-3 Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen: beyond the Kale—urban agriculture and social justice activism in New York City University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, 2016, 189 pp, ISBN 9780820349503 Indrani Singh Accepted: 2 December 2016 / Published online: 15 December 2016 © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016 Urban agriculture has entered into the mainstream and is how power and privilege shape policy and the practice of widely promoted for benefits such as access to fresh pro- urban agriculture, and end with a call to rethink social jus- duce and green spaces for city-dwellers. However, much of tice scholarship. this popular discourse loses sight of the social justice activ- The authors introduce the book by placing the social jus- ism behind urban agriculture, and new trends often fail to tice activism of urban agriculture front and center, address- recognize and build upon the rich history of social justice ing how race and class influence the representation of urban work. In their book, Beyond the Kale, authors Reynolds and agriculture, and framing their research as Action Research Cohen take a deeper look at the meaning and value of urban (Chap. 1). They then proceed with a comprehensive his- agriculture in
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