Food sharing platform and local social capital

Author/s Roberta Paltrinieri, Paola Parmiggiani, Piergiorgio Degli Esposti
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2016/52
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 11-27 File size 203 KB
DOI 10.3280/SC2016-052003
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The paper presents the results of an empirical research about food waste practices widespread in Italy in recent years, conveyed by so-called food-sharing platform, "enablers" digital platforms facilitating food sharing and exchange. The reading key and main question of the survey is whether and to what extent anti-food waste communities of practices may be considered as an innovative sustainable response to the economic crisis from the economic, environmental and social point of view. The research was based on a qualitative methodology, a semantic analysis of web (which allowed the mapping of the main experiences in the country and the identification of best practices) and the construction of 4 case studies.

Keywords: Practices, food waste, local social capital, food sharing platform.

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Roberta Paltrinieri, Paola Parmiggiani, Piergiorgio Degli Esposti, Food sharing platform e capitale sociale sul territorio: il virtuale di prossimità in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 52/2016, pp 11-27, DOI: 10.3280/SC2016-052003