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Our food and farming book picks for summer 2022

Kenneth Kolb, Department of Sociology.

Last updated June 28, 2022

By Tina Underwood, Contributing Writer

The editors and reporters at Civil Eats recommend 24 new food and farming books to help us stay informed and inspired during summer’s repose. Among them is a book by Furman University’s Ken Kolb, chair and professor of the sociology department, “Retail Inequality.” In it, Kolb challenges long-held beliefs and assumptions embedded in the popular “food desert” narrative. In her review of the book, Lisa Held says Kolb advances the idea that “low-income neighborhoods deserve the same food options as wealthy neighborhoods, regardless of whether that leads to healthier diets.”

Last updated June 28, 2022
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