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Racialized Rhetorics of Food Politics: Black Farmers, the Case of Shirley Sherrod, and Struggle for Land Equity and Access

Author: Eileen Schell (Syracuse University)

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    Racialized Rhetorics of Food Politics: Black Farmers, the Case of Shirley Sherrod, and Struggle for Land Equity and Access

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Analysis of food from its production side is still a comparatively rare topic in rhetorical studies. By analyzing how radical rhetorics in food- and agriculture-related discourses enable economic and political disparities between African-American and Caucasian farmers, this article reveals how such discourses have affected the U.S. public’s understanding of the federal government’s farm subsidy programs.

Keywords: Race relations, social media, rhetorical tropes, USDA

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Schell, E., (2015) “Racialized Rhetorics of Food Politics: Black Farmers, the Case of Shirley Sherrod, and Struggle for Land Equity and Access”, Poroi 11(1), p.1-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1214

Rights: Copyright © 2015 Eileen Schell

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Published on
01 May 2015
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