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    Constructing sustainability through reconnection: the case of ‘alternative’ food networks

    Cox, Rosie and Kneafsey, M. and Venn, L. and Holloway, L. and Dowler, E. and Tuomainen, H. (2008) Constructing sustainability through reconnection: the case of ‘alternative’ food networks. In: Robinson, G. (ed.) Sustainable Rural Systems: Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Communities. Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning. Oxford, UK: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 67-82. ISBN 9780754647157.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: In a neo-liberal era where society in the Developed World is reliant on mass-produced cheap foods, and living standards are based on high consumption of non-renewable energy and materials, this book investigates the growing significance of sustainable systems in rural areas. Drawing on a wide range of topical case studies, primarily in the UK, it provides an in-depth analysis of the progress made towards sustainability within rural systems, focusing specifically upon sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural communities. The authors provide an overview of the various systems of sustainability currently being applied in the Developed World. They highlight key environmental, economic and social issues, including post-productivism, 'alternative' food networks, organic farming, GM foods, conservation, rural development programmes, sustainable tourism, local training schemes and community participation. The various studies provide important lessons in the ongoing search for greater sustainability and suggest positive directions for future policy practice.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Research Centres and Institutes: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE), Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 08:49
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 14:27
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6471

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