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Reconnecting Consumers, Producers and Food: Exploring Alternatives

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"Reconnecting Consumers, Producers and Food presents a detailed and empirically grounded analysis of alternatives to current models of food provision. The book offers insights into the identities, motives and practices of individuals engaged in reconnecting producers, consumers and food." Arguing for critical revaluation of the meanings of choice and convenience, Reconnecting Consumers, Producers and Food provides evidence to support the construction of a more sustainable and equitable food system that is built on the relationship between people, ...
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Overview

"Reconnecting Consumers, Producers and Food presents a detailed and empirically grounded analysis of alternatives to current models of food provision. The book offers insights into the identities, motives and practices of individuals engaged in reconnecting producers, consumers and food." Arguing for critical revaluation of the meanings of choice and convenience, Reconnecting Consumers, Producers and Food provides evidence to support the construction of a more sustainable and equitable food system that is built on the relationship between people, communities and their environments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845202538
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Series: Cultures of Consumption Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Moya Kneafsey is at Coventry University. Rosie Cox is at Coventry University.

Lewis Holloway is at Coventry University.

Elizabeth Dowler is at University of Warwick.

Laura Venn is at Coventry University.

Helena Tuomainen is at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of Warwick.

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Table of Contents

1 Contextualizing 'alternative' food relationships 1

2 Conceptualizing 'alternatives' within a framework of care 25

3 Analytical description of six 'alternative' food schemes 51

4 Growing and selling food : producers and production 81

5 Buying and eating food : consumers and consumption 109

6 Locating food in everyday life : consumer practices, care, convenience and choice 135

7 Conclusions : 'reconnection' through care 159

App. 1 Researching 'alternative' food schemes 179

App. 2 Consumer sample profile 185

Notes 187

References 189

Index 203

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