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Craft Food Diversity: Challenging the Myth of a US Food Revival

Kaitland M. Byrd


Over the last twenty years, a resurgence of craft food industries occurred across the U.S. Drawing on consumers’ desire for slow/local food craft breweries, traditional butchers, cheesemongers, and bakeries have been popping up in across the United States. These industries are typically found in major urban areas, staffed by middle class, college educated, often white men and sometimes women who view working in these industries as part of an alternative lifestyle existing in opposition to the mainstream emphasis of industrial consumption. Yet this emphasis on urban craft industries obscures th ... More

Keywords: southern foodways, cultural consumption, inequality, slow food movement, local food movement, rural sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529211412
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529211412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaitland M. Byrd, author
Virginia Tech