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AAG 2012 CFP – Advancing debates on sustainable and local food

Organized by Brídín Carroll and Colin Sage The role of capital in ‘disembedding’ agri-food production processes from pre-existing economic, social, ecological and spatial connections is well established (Magdoff et al., 2000; McMichael, 2009; Robbins et al, 2010). Numerous studies have … Continue reading

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AAG 2011 CFP – Land use conflicts

A growing literature on land use conflict highlights the complexity of issues and the wide-ranging involvement of a diversity of social actors in the struggle over land use at the intersection of the ‘urban’ and ‘rural’. These conflicts arise in … Continue reading

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AAG 2012 CFP – Theorizing the Geographies of Food: New Directions and Interventions for Alternative Food Praxis

The past several years have witnessed a growth in scholarly interest and debates around ‘alternative’ geographies of food, mirroring the increasing popularity of initiatives such as community supported agriculture, urban agriculture, farmer’s markets, school gardens, fair trade, etc.  The result … Continue reading

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AAG 2012 CFP – Food in the City: Exploring Space, Place, and Taste

Food in the City: Exploring Space, Place, and Taste. At this point I am just looking for expressions of interest, nothing more than a potential topic and a few sentences, as I determine whether there is enough interest to go … Continue reading

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AAG 2012 CFP – Biofuels, Food and the Bio-based Economy

Session Organizers: Kean Birch (York University) and Stefano Ponte (Danish Institute for International Studies) Session Outline: Climate change, sustainability and the idea of ‘greening’ or ‘transitioning’ the economy have risen and fallen as public and policy concerns over the last … Continue reading

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