This chapter briefly presents the experience of refugees and youth engaged in The Food Project urban farm and greenhouse in Boston and sets the stage for exploring processes and dynamics that allow residents of historically marginalized neighborhoods to overcome long-term environmental degradation, trauma, and damage. It also argues for the importance of bringing in questions of loss, place, and community in urban environmental justice scholarship, which have been traditional overlooked. Last, it introduces the three neighborhoods around which this study is built: Dudley (a Capeverdean, West African, African American, and Latino neighbourhood) in Boston, CayoHueso (a traditionally Afro-Cuban neighbourhood) in Habana, and Casc Antic (a Latino, North African, and Pakistani neighbourhood) in Barcelona. It ends with an overview of the qualitative research design, data collection methods, data analysis techniques, and chapter and argument overview of the book.
MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.