Although academics study food and foodways through numerous disciplines, relatively few scholars directly analyze or theorize public food sharing. To make such scholarship more accessible, will cite and link to relevant academic books, articles, essays, etc.

The (incomplete) lists below are undergoing reorganization but eventually will be organized chronologically (roughly in Blue Book citation style) and within a particular year, alphabetically by surname.

The first list cites articles that either center on, or feature substantial discussions of, the food-sharing cases—or controversies that bear substantial resemblance to them like the criminalization of loncheras and other taco trucks in Los Angeles.

The second cites articles, books, and reports about food justice, law, and policy.

The third cites articles, books, and reports about homelessness, hunger, poverty, and/or public space.

Food-Sharing Cases

Food Justice, Law & Policy

  • Ahmed Aoued, The Right to Food: The Significance of the United Nations Special Rapporteurin International Poverty Law: An Emerging Discourse, at 87 (Lucy A. Williams ed., 2006).
  • Andrea Freeman, Fast Food: Oppression through Poor Nutrition, 95 Cal. L. Rev 2221 (2007).
  • Eric Holt-Giménez & Raj Patel, Food Rebellions!: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice (2009).
  • Robert Gottlieb & Anupama Joshi, Food Justice (2010).
  • Christopher J. Curran & Marc-Tizoc González, Food Justice as Interracial Justice: Urban Farmers, Community Organizations and the Role of Government in Oakland, California, 43 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 207 (2011).
  • Carmen G. Gonzalez, The Global Politics of Food: Introduction to the Theoretical Perspectives Cluster, 43 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 75 (2011).
  • Cultivating Food Justice (Alison Hope Alkon & Julian Agyeman eds., 2011).
  • Kim Kessler & Emily Chen, Food Equity, Social Justice, and the Role of Law Schools: A Call to Action (Nov. 2015).

Homelessness, Poverty & Public Space

  • Jeremy Waldron, Homelessness and the Issue of Freedom, 39 UCLA L. Rev. 295 (1991).
  • David M. Smith, Note, A Theoretical and Legal Challenge to Homeless Criminalization as Public Policy, 12 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 487 (1994).
  • Gerald Daly, Homeless: Policies, Strategies, and Lives on the Street (1996).
  • Robert C. Ellickson, Controlling Chronic Misconduct in City Spaces: Of Panhandlers, Skid Rows, and Public-Space Zoning, 105 Yale L.J. 1165 (1996).
  • Neil Smith, The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City (1996).
  • Stephen R. Munzer, Ellickson on “Chronic Misconduct” in Urban Spaces: Of Panhandlers, Bench Squatters, and Day Laborers, 32 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 1 (1997).
  • Scott L. Cummings, The Politics of Helping: Reflections on Identity, Ethics, and Defending the Poor, 6 Geo. J. Poverty L. & Pol’y 43 (1999).
  • Kobie Flowers & Bibi Berry, Perspectives of the Homeless in Washington DC at the Community for Creative Non-Violence, 6 Geo. J. Poverty L. & Pol’y 195 (1999).
  • Maria Foscarinis, Kelly Cunningham-Bowers & Kristen E. Brown, Out of Sight—Out of Mind?: The Continuing Trend Toward the Criminalization of Homelessness, 6 Geo. J. Poverty L. & Pol’y 195 (1999).
  • Randall Amster, Patterns of Exclusion: Sanitizing Space, Criminalizing Homelessness, 30 Social Justice 195 (2003).
  • Audrey G. McFarlane, Preserving Community in the City: Special Improvement Districts and the Privatization of Urban Racialized Space, 4 Stan. Agora 1 (2003).
  • Don Mitchell, The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space (2003).
  • Margaret Kohn, Brave New Neighborhoods: The Privatization of Public Space (2004).
  • Anastasia Lukaitou-Sideris & Renia Ehrenfeucht, Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation over Public Space (2009).
  • Susan Schweik, The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public (2009).
  • Katherine Beckett & Steve Herbert, Banished: The New Social Control in Urban America (2010).
  • Nicholas Blomley, Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow (2011).
  • Jeff Dietrich, Broken and Shared: Food, Dignity, and the Poor on Los Angeles’ Skid Row (2011).
  • Nat’l Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, Criminalizing Crisis: Advocacy Manual (2011).
  • David Harvey: Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution (2012).
  • Nat’l Law Ctr. on Homelessness & Poverty, No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities (2014).
  • Sara K. Rankin, The Influence of Exile, 76 Md. L. Rev. 4 (2016).