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The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith, and Food Justice

Christopher Carter


This book suggests that the genesis of Black American foodways, and soul food in particular, was the survival and preservation of the Black community. However, if soul food is to remain a response to social and food injustice in the Black community, given the myriad of ways industrial agriculture harms Black people—economically, environmentally, ideologically—what should soul food look like today? In seeking to answer this question, this book explores the relationship between and among food, Christian, and cultural identity among African Americans by examining the U.S. food system and the impa ... More

Keywords: Soul food, food justice, liberation theology, decolonial, theological anthropology, industrial agriculture, Christianity, Vegan, black veganism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252044120
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252044120.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Carter, author
University of San Diego

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