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Alternative Food Geographies Representation and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0080450180

ISBN-13: 9780080450186

Edition: 2007

Authors: Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey

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Since the late 1990s, agro-food researchers have identified attempts to re-configure food provision around more ethically sound, economically and ecologically sustainable relationships between food producers, processors and consumers. Largely in the context of developed market economies, notions of ???relocalization??? and the ???quality turn??? have figured prominently in discussions about these ???alternative??? food geographies. Emerging empirical research, however, is now challenging some of the assumptions embedded within such discussions. This book critically reflects on the great diversity of debates and practices surrounding efforts to reform contemporary food provision in…    
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List price: $164.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 380
Size: 6.61" wide x 9.41" long x 1.04" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introducing Alternative Food Geographies
Alternative Food Geographies: Concepts and Debates
Localism, Livelihoods and the 'Post-Organic': Changing Perspectives on Alternative Food Networks in the United States
Connecting Social Justice to Sustainability: Discourse and Practice in Sustainable Agriculture in Pennsylvania
From 'Alternative' to 'Sustainable' Food
Beyond the 'Alternative'-'Conventional' Divide? Thinking Differently About Food Production-Consumption Relationships
Globally Useful Conceptions of Alternative Food Networks in the Developing South: the Case of Johannesburg's Urban Food Supply System
Justifying the 'Alternative': Renegotiating Conventions in the Yerba Mate Network, Brazil
Is Meat the New Militancy? Locating Vegetarianism within the Alternative Food Economy
Public Policy and Alternative Food Projects
Regionalisation, Local Foods and Supply Chain Governance: A Case Study from Northumberland, England
Governing the Speciality Food Sector: Integrating Supply Chains, Sectors and Scales in West Wales
Public Sector Food Procurement in the United Kingdom: Examining the Creation of an 'Alternative' and Localised Network in Cornwall
'Bending Science to Match Their Convictions': Hygienist Conceptions of Food Safety as a Challenge to Alternative Food Enterprises in Ireland
Market-Oriented Initiatives for Agri-Environmental Governance: Environmental Management Systems in Australia
Practising Alternative Food Geographies
From the Ground Up: California Organics and the Making of 'Yuppie Chow'
Buying into 'Buy Local': Engagements of United States Local Food Initiatives
Manufacturing Fear: the Role of Food Processors and Retailers in Constructing Alternative Food Geographies in Toronto, Canada
Networking Practices Among 'Alternative' Food Producers in England's West Midlands Region
The Appropriation of 'Alternative' Discourses by 'Mainstream' Food Retailers
Sidestepping the Mainstream: Fairtrade Rooibos Tea Production in Wupperthal, South Africa