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Responsibility and agency within alternative food networks: assembling the "citizen consumer"

Lockie, Stewart


With "consumer demand" credited with driving major changes in the food industry related to food quality, safety, environmental, and social concerns, the contemporary politics of food has become characterized by a variety of attempts to redefine food consumption as an expression of citizenship that speaks of collective rights and responsibilities. Neoliberal political orthodoxy constructs such citizenship in terms of the ability of individuals to monitor and regulate their own behavior as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Agriculture and Human Values
DOI: 10.1007/s10460-008-9155-8


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