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Faces of Hunger: An Intersectional Approach to Children's Right to Food in the UK

Morris, Katie

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Katie Morris katie.a.morris@durham.ac.uk
PGR Student Doctor of Philosophy



Abstract

This article explores the extent to which the right to food is currently enjoyed by children within the United Kingdom (UK) using image analysis of the food parcels received by children eligible for free school meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. It argues that child food poverty serves as an illustration of the failings of neoliberalism in the UK context, which had already been observed prior to the pandemic in relation to the current Universal Credit system. The article adopts an intersectional approach, connecting the increased risk of food insecurity experienced by Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) children from low-income backgrounds to the broader notions of racial capitalism and food oppression. It concludes by offering proposals to target inequalities and improve the realization of the right to food for all children in the UK, which could be adopted by other states to enhance the protection of children's right to food around the globe.

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Morris, K. (2022). Faces of Hunger: An Intersectional Approach to Children's Right to Food in the UK. Journal of Law and Society, 49(4), 726-752. https://doi.org/10.1111/jols.12397

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Dec 8, 2022
Publication Date 2022-12
Deposit Date Aug 25, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 4, 2023
Journal Journal of Law and Society
Print ISSN 0263-323X
Electronic ISSN 1467-6478
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 4
Pages 726-752
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jols.12397

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