Alternative Food Geographies: Representation and Practice by Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey

By Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey

Because the past due Nineties, agro-food researchers have pointed out makes an attempt to re-configure nutrients provision round extra ethically sound, economically and ecologically sustainable relationships among foodstuff manufacturers, processors and shoppers. principally within the context of constructed marketplace economies, notions of relocalization and the standard flip have figured prominently in discussions approximately those replacement nutrients geographies. rising empirical study, besides the fact that, is now not easy a few of the assumptions embedded inside of such discussions.This booklet severely displays at the nice range of debates and practices surrounding efforts to reform modern meals provision in other places and areas. The publication is equipped into 3 elements. Following a contextual advent written through the editors, half One makes a speciality of theoretical and conceptual issues/debates, particularly with regards to energy, representations and discourses of the choice. In different phrases, how, the place and why is the time period replacement deployed? half considers the connection among public coverage and replacement foodstuff tasks, with case reviews that study the various methods associations sign up, characterize, aid and, in a few situations, hamper the advance of definite varieties of substitute foodstuff provision. half 3 addresses views and practices from assorted actors and areas within the nutrients chain, together with manufacturers, shops, shoppers and native communities.Going past the standard concentrate on the worldwide north, the publication considers the relevance of debates approximately substitute meals networks to the worldwide south. It contains empirically-rich case reports from Europe, North and South the US, Australia and Africa, which jointly emphasize the diversity of representations and practices occupied with developing substitute nutrition geographies. It addresses strategies and debates, public coverage, and replacement construction.

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1996: 36). In envisioning such spaces, in uneasy coexistence with the industrial food system, localist narratives are liberally seeded with notions of ‘secession’, interstitial growth, disengagement and, what Kloppenburg et al. (1996) term, the ‘principle of succession’. This “finds expression in a strategy of ‘slowly moving over’ from the food system to the foodshed” (Kloppenburg et al. 1996: 38; cf. also Hendrickson and Heffernan 2002). In a recent paper, DuPuis and Goodman (2005: 359) observe that such “normative localism places a set of pure, conflict-free local values and local knowledges in resis­ tance to anomic and contradictory capitalist forces”.

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