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The 'Conventionalisation' Thesis Reconsidered: Structural and Ideological Transformation of Australian Organic Agriculture

Lockie, Stewart; Halpin, Darren


In contrast with the uncritical optimism of popular narratives on organic food and agriculture, social scientists have debated at length the potential for the organic food sector to 'conventionalise'; that is, to transform from an oppositional social movement promoting fundamentally different agroecologies and social relationships into a highly regulated and capital intensive food industry differing little from its conventional counterparts. Often, this is argued to result in a 'bifurcation'...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Sociologia Ruralis
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9523.2005.00306.x


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