Developing Skill, Developing Vision: Practices of Locality at the Foot of the Alps

Developing Skill, Developing Vision: Practices of Locality at the Foot of the Alps

by Berghahn Books
     
 

Many people feel that the impact of technology and the pressure of the market economy on alpine communities leads to a loss of biodiversity, authenticity and cultural diversity, affecting animal husbandry, local food production, social networks and traditions. It is undeniable that "progress," "development" and "integration" are

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Many people feel that the impact of technology and the pressure of the market economy on alpine communities leads to a loss of biodiversity, authenticity and cultural diversity, affecting animal husbandry, local food production, social networks and traditions. It is undeniable that "progress," "development" and "integration" are transforming working routines, recipes for dairy production and patterns of communication in rural communities. This book explores the many tensions at the core of present local practices and debates in the Italian Alps, highlighting the many transformations undergone within skilled practice and cultural heritage as a result of commoditization, professionalization and technification, with a special focus on the ways in which this also means, quite literally, changing one's vision of locality: of the landscape, of local products and of local animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845455378
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
EAT
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.65(d)

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