Between the Local and the Global

Confronting Complexity in the Contemporary Agri-Food Sector
Author: Terry Marsden,Jonathan Murdoch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 076231317X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 358
View: 1979
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Presents a range of critical perspectives on the contemporary agri-food sector. This book tells how geography matters in agri-food and plays a diverse range of roles in shaping production-consumption relations. It shows the importance of various areas and their associated institutions to the development of the international food system.

Agro-Food Studies

Eine Einführung
Author: Ulrich Ermann,Ernst Langthaler,Marianne Penker,Markus Schermer
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825248305
Category: Science
Page: 263
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Agro-Food Studies setzen sich integrativ und kritisch mit der Produktion und dem Konsum von Nahrung auseinander. Der Band behandelt die Spannungsfelder Tradition und Moderne, Globalisierung und Regionalisierung, Gesellschaft und Umwelt, Natur und Technik, Kopf und Bauch, Mangel und Überfluss. Die interdisziplinäre Einführung richtet sich an Studierende und Akteure der Zivilgesellschaft. Dieser Titel ist auf verschiedenen e-Book-Plattformen (Amazon, Apple, Libri, Thalia) auch als e-Pub-Version für mobile Lesegeräte verfügbar

Kultur der Ökonomie

Zur Materialität und Performanz des Wirtschaftlichen
Author: Inga Klein,Sonja Windmüller
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839424607
Category: Philosophy
Page: 308
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»Ökonomie« erscheint als ein Forschungsgegenstand, der allumfassend ist und jeden anderen gesellschaftlichen Bereich grundlegend durchwirkt. Zugleich stellt sich »die Ökonomie« als zunehmend geschlossenes Feld dar - das zeigt sich auch in den gerade wieder öffentlich thematisierten Krisenzeiten. Die Beiträge des Bandes verfolgen eine Kulturanalyse des Ökonomischen, die ein Verständnis von Wirtschaft als Diskurs- und Praxisform(en) favorisiert und entsprechend prozessual angelegt ist. Sie liefern wichtige Impulse für die Kultur- und Ideengeschichte des Ökonomischen, dessen (mediale) Kommunikation und Material(isierung) und tragen so zum Aufbrechen oft unhinterfragter Gesetzmäßigkeiten und starrer Bilder in der Verhandlung ökonomischer Fragen bei.

Contemporary Rural Geographies

Land, Property and Resources in Britain: Essays in Honour of Richard Munton
Author: Hugh Clout
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134083130
Category: Science
Page: 224
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This book provides a cohesive set of research statements on critical related issues in British rural geography, as well as echoing the priorities identified by an influential figure in British rural geography, Richard Munton. This book demonstrates that the rural world needs to be seen in a far wider perspective than that of agriculture/ food production, in order to comprehend how resources are being appraised and exploited in new ways, and to respond to the pressing challenges of sustainability for the decades ahead. Chapters adopt a time perspective to explore a series of key themes: the rise of productivist farming ways of conceptualising agricultural change the evolution of landownership and property rights rural and urban agendas for nature conservation the gap between policy and action for sustainable development. The final set of chapters is devoted to policy-related issues associated with agricultural change and the profound challenge of rural diversification for the future. The last chapter traces the prominent career of Richard Munton.

Food Transgressions

Making Sense of Contemporary Food Politics
Author: Michael K. Goodman,Colin Sage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317134222
Category: Social Science
Page: 268
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Reconnecting so-called alternative food geographies back to the mainstream food system - especially in light of the discursive and material 'transgressions' currently happening between alternative and conventional food networks, this volume critically interrogates and evaluates what stands for 'food politics' in these spaces of transgression now and in the near future and addresses questions such as: What constitutes 'alternative' food politics specifically and food politics more generally when organic and other 'quality' foods have become mainstreamed? What has been the contribution so far of an 'alternative food movement' and its potential to leverage further progressive change and/or make further inroads into conventional systems? What are the empirical and theoretical bases for understanding the established and growing 'transgressions' between conventional and alternative food networks? Offering a better understanding of the evolving position of the corporate food system vis a vis alternative food networks, this book considers the prospects for economic, social, cultural and material transformations led by an increasingly powerful and legitimated alternative food network.

Confronting the Blue Revolution

Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South
Author: Saidul Islam
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442665564
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Like the Green Revolution of the 1960s, a “Blue Revolution” has taken place in global aquaculture. Geared towards quenching the appetite of privileged consumers in the global North, it has come at a high price for the South: ecological devastation, displacement of rural subsistence farmers, and labour exploitation. The uncomfortable truth is that food security for affluent consumers depends on a foundation of social and ecological devastation in the producing countries. In Confronting the Blue Revolution, Md Saidul Islam uses the shrimp farming industry in Bangladesh and across the global South to show the social and environmental impact of industrialized aquaculture. The book pushes us to reconsider our attitudes to consumption patterns in the developed world, neoliberal environmental governance, and the question of sustainability.

The Socialist Register


Author: Leo Panitch,Colin Leys
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781552661956
Category: Socialism
Page: 363
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Can capitalism come to terms with the environment? How do market forces impact on the biosphere? What is the significance of the impasse over the Kyoto protocol? How far has socialist thought developed to help us understand the environmental dilemma? Has it answers? How can class and environmental politics be brought together? What are the shortcomings Green parties and 'green commerce'?

Supermarkets and Agri-food Supply Chains

Transformations in the Production and Consumption of Foods
Author: David Burch,Geoffrey Lawrence
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781845427269
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 330
View: 4976
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'The book is a welcome supplement to the existing literature on the topic and it is written by authors from a range of disciplines including political economics, sociology, geography, political sciences, bio-sciences, health sciences and food policy. the book is of interest to a wide audience of students and practitioners both in business, industry and government.' - Aad van Tilburg, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture

World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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Civic Agriculture

Reconnecting Farm, Food, and Community
Author: Thomas A. Lyson
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584654148
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 136
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A engaging analysis of food production in the United States emphasizing that sustainable agricultural development is important to community health.

Worlds of Food

Place, Power, and Provenance in the Food Chain
Author: Kevin Morgan,Terry Marsden,Jonathan Murdoch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199271580
Category: Science
Page: 225
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From farm to fork, the conventional food chain is under enormous pressure to respond to a whole series of new challenges - food scares in rich countries, food security concerns in poor countries, and a burgeoning problem of obesity in all countries. As more and more people demand to know wheretheir food comes from, and how it is produced, issues of place, power, and provenance assume increasing significance for producers, consumers, and regulators, challenging the corporate forces that shape the 'placeless foodscape'. Far from being confined to niche products, questions about the originsof food are also surfacing in the conventional sector, where labelling has become a major political issue.Drawing on theories of multi-level governance, three leading scholars in the field explore the geo-politics of the food chain in different spatial arenas: the World Trade Organization, where free trade principles clash with fair trade concerns in the debate about agricultural reform; the EuropeanUnion, where producers are under pressure from environmentalists for a more traceable and sustainable food system; and the US, where there is a striking contradiction between the rhetoric of free markets and the reality of a heavily subsidised farming sector. To understand the local impact of theseglobal trends, the authors explore three different regional worlds of food: the traditional world of localised quality in Tuscany, the peripheral world of commodity production in Wales, and the frontier world of agri-business in California.

Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Courses of Study


Author: Cornell University
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Agriculture Bulletin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 4940
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Coviability of Social and Ecological Systems: Reconnecting Mankind to the Biosphere in an Era of Global Change

Vol. 2: Coviability Questioned by a Diversity of Situations
Author: Olivier Barriere,Mohamed Behnassi,Gilbert David,Vincent Douzal,Mireille Fargette,Therese Libourel,Maud Loireau,Laurence Pascal,Catherine Prost,Voyner Ravena-Cañete,Frederique Seyler,Serge Morand
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319781105
Category: Science
Page: 337
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This second volume is the work of more than 55 authors from 15 different disciplines and includes complex systems science which studies the viability of components, and also the study of empirical situations. As readers will discover, the coviability of social and ecological systems is based on the contradiction between humanity, which adopts finalized objectives, and the biosphere, which refers to a ecological functions. We see how concrete situations shed light on the coviability’s determinants, and in this book the very nature of the coviability, presented as a concept-paradigm, is defined in a transversal and ontological ways. By adopting a systemic approach, without advocating any economic dogma (such as development) or dichotomizing between humans and nature, while emphasizing what is relevant to humans and what is not, this work neutrally contextualizes man’s place in the biosphere. It offers a new mode of thinking and positioning of the ecological imperative, and will appeal to all those working with social and ecological systems.

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humanities
Page: N.A
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Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 348
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Anthropology Newsletter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropological linguistics
Page: N.A
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Globaler Kapitalismus und amerikanisches Imperium


Author: Leo Panitch,Sam Gindin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899650648
Category:
Page: 94
View: 3593
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