By Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey
Because the past due Nineties, agro-food researchers have pointed out makes an attempt to re-configure foodstuff provision round extra ethically sound, economically and ecologically sustainable relationships among foodstuff manufacturers, processors and shoppers. mostly within the context of constructed industry economies, notions of relocalization and the standard flip have figured prominently in discussions approximately those replacement nutrition geographies. rising empirical study, even though, is now difficult many of the assumptions embedded inside of such discussions.This e-book seriously displays at the nice variety of debates and practices surrounding efforts to reform modern foodstuff provision elsewhere and areas. The ebook is prepared into 3 elements. Following a contextual advent written through the editors, half One makes a speciality of theoretical and conceptual issues/debates, particularly when it comes 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 nutrients tasks, with case reports that learn a number of the methods associations sign up, signify, aid and, in a few circumstances, bog down the advance of definite different types of substitute foodstuff provision. half 3 addresses views and practices from diverse actors and areas within the nutrients chain, together with manufacturers, outlets, shoppers and native communities.Going past the standard concentrate on the worldwide north, the ebook considers the relevance of debates approximately substitute nutrients networks to the worldwide south. It comprises empirically-rich case reports from Europe, North and South the US, Australia and Africa, which jointly emphasize the diversity of representations and practices keen on developing substitute nutrients geographies. It addresses options and debates, public coverage, and substitute creation.
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2003: 73). In terms of David Harvey’s (1996) categories, California AFIs have lost not only their ‘global ambition’, articulated in the 1960s and 1970s through links with the national civil rights and environmental movements, but also their militant politics of justice. This now leaves the ‘particularisms’, rhetorically expressed in the modest and decidedly focused claims of localism, entrepreneurialism, community food security and sustainable local agriculture. Going Native Through Local Food Networks: Recent Literature and Case Studies This historical overview reveals the transformations in the imaginaries of SAMs and AFIs arising from the confluence of resilient neopopulist discourse and the hegemonic neoliberal impulses of market forces and consumer choice.
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Chapter 17 by David Watts, Brian Ilbery and Gareth Jones shifts focus to the producer, examining the networking practices of ‘alternative’ food producers in the English West Midlands. The focus is on the supply side of AFNs and aims to achieve a better understanding of producers’ network-building practices. Based on interviews with local and locality food producers, they note that the networking associated with so-called AFNs often draws together connections between ‘alternative’ and ‘conventional’, and ‘local’ and ‘non-local’ enterprises, and is important in terms of both the exchange of goods and services and the communication of perspectives and opinions.
Alternative Food Geographies: Representation and Practice by Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey