Call for Citations: Ninth Edition of An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System

MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is seeking citations to update the next edition of our publication, An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System by November 1, 2021.

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The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) requests your help identifying citations to update the eighth edition of CRFS’s publication: An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System.

The mission of CRFS is to engage Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. The Center is committed to shedding light on the ways in which power and inequity manifest within the food system.

An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System contains selected resources and publications focused on recent research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system. The eighth edition of the resource, published in January 2021, contains more than 385 citations including 6 new videos and 100 new journal citations. All entries in the annotated bibliography are also available in Zotero, a free software that lets users easily save, manage, and cite sources. Access the Zotero group library.

The COVID-19 pandemic shed further light on existing racial disparities in the U.S. food system. Both the pandemic and the refocused attention on racism influenced the significant number of new contributions to the eighth edition of this annotated bibliography.

To that end, we are asking for your help identifying additional citations for an updated edition of the bibliography to be published in March 2022.

While there are many important resources on racism and anti-racism in the U.S., and/or on the state of the food system, our key filter for inclusion in the bibliography is a link between structural racism and one or more aspects of the U.S. food system. We are seeking citations that refer to research, analysis, outreach, and commentary on BOTH structural racism AND the U.S. food system. This includes citations on food justice and food sovereignty in the United States.

The following citations will be accepted for review:

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles, and peer-critiqued articles, reports, bulletins or books
  • Other scholarly or substantive information produced outside traditional commercial publishing and distribution channels (e.g. theses and dissertations, technical reports, working papers, evaluation reports, conference proceedings, publications from non-profit organizations, think tanks and policy institutes, and preprints)
  • Video resources including documentaries, motion pictures, television series, TED Talks and interviews
  • Webinar recordings

We will not be including blogs, newspaper articles, tweets, podcasts, etc. because of the sheer volume of these resources.

Once a suggestion is submitted there will be a simple vetting process to determine the fit of submission; please note that not all submissions may be included in the ninth edition. We hope to publish the ninth edition online by March 2022.

We would like as many suggestions as possible. Please share this request widely on Listservs and with colleagues, friends, who may have additional resources to include!

Deadline for citation submission is Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM, PST.

Send all submissions or questions to Rich Pirog at rspirog@msu.edu

When making a submission please include (if possible):

  • Author(s)
  • Title
  • Web link to easily locate the submission
  • Full citation in APA format, if available (see APA Style Guidelines)

Explore the eighth edition of An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System.

 

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