The place of food: mapping out the ‘local’ in local food systems

  title={The place of food: mapping out the ‘local’ in local food systems},
  author={Robert B. Feagan},
  journal={Progress in Human Geography},
  pages={23 - 42}
  • R. Feagan
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Sociology
  • Progress in Human Geography
‘Local food systems’ movements, practices, and writings pose increasingly visible structures of resistance and counter-pressure to conventional globalizing food systems. The place of food seems to be the quiet centre of the discourses emerging with these movements. The purpose of this paper is to identify issues of ‘place’, which are variously described as the ‘local’and ‘community’ in the local food systems literature, and to do so in conjunction with the geographic discussion focused on… 
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