(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

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A quiet revolution ? Beneath the surface of Ireland’s alternative food initiatives

published at : Re-imagining the Irish foodscape

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Alternative food initiatives which are commonly found in Ireland include allotments, community gardens, farmers' markets, farm shops and on-farm food enterprises. Understanding alternative food activities as a social movement can illuminate a fresh perspective on their nature and potential. While briefly considering the broad dynamics of alternative food activity in Ireland, this exploratory paper looks at the question of the nature of resistance and whether a collective vision may exist across initiatives, illustrated by two examples, a community garden and consumer food co-op. Finally some conclusions as to how alternative food initiatives may play a transformative role within the contemporary food system are discussed


Thematical fascicle

published at : Irish geography / ISSN 1939-4055

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1944)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 43, no 2 [pp. 149-159]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/00750778.2010.515380

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