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Beyond Alternative Food Networks : Italy's Solidarity Purchase Groups.

Author: Cristina Grasseni
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 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 : Italy's Solidarity Purchase Groups.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Grasseni
ISBN: 9780857852298 0857852299
OCLC Number: 858763462
Description: 1 online resource (385 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.

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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 the innovative social dynamics underlying these networks and the reasons behind their success. Based on a detailed 'insider' ethnography, this study interprets the principles behind t.

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