(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Reimagining the food system, the economy, and urban life : new urban chicken-keepers in US cities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BLECHA J. (1) ; LEITNER H. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography & Environment, State Univ., San Francisco, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines the food system, the economy, and urban life through new urban chicken-keepers in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington State. It shows that they do it as an explicit effort to promote and enact alternative urban imaginaries. In interviews, participants critique the industrial food system, urban economies and social life, and “think differently” about human-animal relations and productive animals in cities. Through these practices, they establish sustainable backyard agro-ecosystems, build sociability, resist consumerism, and work simultaneously to improve the life and health of animals, humans, and the urban environment


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no1 [pp. 86-108]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 5 ill.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2013.845999

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