Journal title SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE
Author/s Silvia Sivini
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2008/87 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 153-170 File size 191 KB
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Critical consumption and food networks - This paper explores the development of alternative practices of production and consumption of food in Italy, pointing out the attention on the potentiality of the short food chains aiming to improve the conditions of small producers as well as on the emerging of critical consumption practices that have encouraged the constitutions of the solidarity purchasing groups (GAS). In particular, this paper presents the results of a national survey about the direct selling practices involving small rural producers as well as the GAS. The networks developed by these actors present specific aspects that are not considered by the analytical approaches just focusing on spatiality, but can be interpreted as "networks of resistance". Key words: critical consumption; agro-food networks; biological production; solidarity purchasing groups; short food chains; direct sale.
Silvia Sivini, Consumo critico e reti alimentari in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 87/2008, pp 153-170, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2008-087009