FOOD NETWORKS

FOOD NETWORKS

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GEOGRAPHY OF ALTERNATIVE FOOD NETWORKS AND SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION

Principal investigator: dr. J. Spilková
Czech Science Foundation (GACR) – 2012-2015

The presented research project accentuates the need for a close dialog between geography and research on alternative food networks as well as studies of alternative economic spaces within the sociogeographic context of the post-communist economic and societal transformation. It investigates the new consumer (and also producer) culture created through the merge of food consumption, sustainability, ethics, social differentiation, gentrification etc. as a result of complicated relations within the current transformation society. The project aims to study the three main aspects of alternative food networks: the environmental, the social, and the moral (ethical) while focusing especially on farmers´markets as the first real example of alternative food networks emerging in Czechia. Three stages of the research involve the analysis of i) the origins of local food – thus where the food comes from, ii) the biographies of food – how the food moves through the commodity system and alternative network and iii) the settings of food – how the food is being used by the consumers.

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Address

Department of Social Geography and Regional Development,

Faculty of Science on the Charles University in Prague
Albertov 6
128 43 Prague 2

Affiliation

affiliation

ArchPi - architektonické vizualizace
http://www.archpi.cz

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