Varieties of Alterity: Alternative Food Networks in the UK, Italy and China

Author/s Leigh Martindale, Raffaele Matacena, Jonathan Beacham
Publishing Year 2018 Issue 2018/115suppl. Language English
Pages 15 P. 27-41 File size 1113 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2018-115-S1003
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By comparing insights from three different fields sites located in the UK, Italy, and China, the authors explore how AFNs, in different ways that are context dependent, are providing a variety of alternatives to the mainstream food system. We argue that "alternatives" have both emerged and been constructed through a variety of social, political and economic responses which are dependent on the local conditions AFNs are derived from, and employing the lenses of locality, scale and food materialities, they suggest that alterity across spatial contexts points to a (hyper) generalised typology that may have interesting implications f or future research.

Keywords: Alternative Food Networks; Food System; locality; comparative analysis; China

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Leigh Martindale, Raffaele Matacena, Jonathan Beacham, Varieties of Alterity: Alternative Food Networks in the UK, Italy and China in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 115suppl./2018, pp 27-41, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2018-115-S1003