By Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey
Because the past due Nineties, agro-food researchers have pointed out makes an attempt to re-configure meals provision round extra ethically sound, economically and ecologically sustainable relationships among meals 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 meals geographies. rising empirical learn, although, is now hard a number of the assumptions embedded inside such discussions.This e-book significantly displays at the nice variety of debates and practices surrounding efforts to reform modern nutrition provision elsewhere and areas. The booklet is equipped into 3 components. Following a contextual creation written by way of the editors, half One specializes in theoretical and conceptual issues/debates, in particular relating 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 substitute nutrition tasks, with case reports that study a number of the methods associations sign up, symbolize, help and, in a few cases, hamper the advance of yes types of substitute foodstuff provision. half 3 addresses views and practices from assorted actors and areas within the foodstuff chain, together with manufacturers, outlets, shoppers and native communities.Going past the standard concentrate on the worldwide north, the e-book considers the relevance of debates approximately replacement meals networks to the worldwide south. It contains empirically-rich case reports from Europe, North and South the USA, Australia and Africa, which jointly emphasize the range of representations and practices fascinated with developing substitute meals geographies. It addresses suggestions and debates, public coverage, and substitute creation.
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The local provides opportunity to re-embed the food system in a revitalised ‘moral economy’ by restoring the ethical precepts of “mutuality, reciprocity, and equity that ought to characterise all elements of human interaction” (Kloppenburg et al. 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’.
Sage 2003). In response to our question, the overall conclusion from reading the chapters is that a singular ‘alternative food system’ in fact does not exist. Such a conclusion may initially appear to counter the impulse which lies behind this book, but it does not deny the values associated with ‘alternativeness’, at least in an ideological sense. Instead, it suggests that categorising spaces of economic activity as part of either ‘alternative’ or ‘conventional’ systems of supply is too simplistic and arbitrary.
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Alternative Food Geographies: Representation and Practice by Damian Maye, Lewis Holloway, Moya Kneafsey