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Beyond alternative food networks : Italy's solidarity purchase groups

Author: Cristina Grasseni
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Food activism is core to the contemporary study of food - there are numerous foodscapes which exist within the umbrella definition of food activism from farmer's markets, organic food movements to Fair Trade. This highly original book focuses on one key emerging foodscape dominating the Italian alternative food network (AFN) scene: GAS (gruppi di acquisto solidale or solidarity-based purchase groups) and explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Grasseni, Cristina.
Beyond alternative food networks.
(DLC) 2013021094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Grasseni
ISBN: 0857852299 9780857852298
OCLC Number: 881509087
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 210 pages .)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Alternative Provisioning Networks; 2 The Reinvention of Food; 3 Reweaving the Economy; 4 Networks in Labor; 5 Seeds of Trust; Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; References; Index.
Responsibility: Cristina Grasseni.

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Alternative Food Networks is a robust ethnography providing theoretical insight and anecdotal evidence of how alternative economies can become embedded in active citizenship practices, cooperative  Read more...

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