Alternative Food Networks: Knowledge, Practice and Politics

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Farmers markets, veggie boxes, local foods, organic products and Fair Trade goods - how have these once novel, alternative foods, and the people and networks supporting them, become increasingly famil...
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Farmers markets, veggie boxes, local foods, organic products and Fair Trade goods - how have these once novel, alternative foods, and the people and networks supporting them, become increasingly familiar features of everyday consumption? Are the visions of alternative worlds built on ethics of sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and the aesthetic values of local food cultures and traditional crafts still credible now that these foods crowd supermarket shelves and other mainstream shopping outlets? This timely book provides a critical review of the growth of alternative food networks and their struggle to defend their ethical and aesthetic values against the standardizing pressures of the corporate mainstream with its placeless and nameless global supply networks. It explores how these alternative movements are making a difference and their possible role as fears of global climate change and food insecurity intensify. It assesses the different experiences of these networks in three major arenas of food activism and politics: Britain and Western Europe, the United States, and the global Fair Trade economy.
Uitgever Taylor & Francis
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9780415747691
Auteur Goodman, David DuPuis, E. Melanie Goodman, Michael K.
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