The transition movement and food sovereignty: from local resilience to global engagement in food system transformation

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dc.contributor.author Sage, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-16T11:14:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-16T11:14:58Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04
dc.identifier.citation Sage, C. (2014) 'The transition movement and food sovereignty: from local resilience to global engagement in food system transformation', Journal of Consumer Culture, 14(2), pp. 254-275. doi: 10.1177/1469540514526281 en
dc.identifier.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 254 en
dc.identifier.endpage 275 en
dc.identifier.issn 1469-5405
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/2993
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1469540514526281
dc.description.abstract The emergence of grassroots social movements variously preoccupied with a range of external threats, such as diminishing supplies of fossil energy or climate change, has led to increased interest in the production of local food. Drawing upon the notion of cognitive praxis, this article utilises transition as a trajectory guided by an overarching cosmology that brings together a broad social movement seeking a more resilient future. This ‘grand narrative’ is reinforced by ‘transition movement intellectuals’ who serve to shape an agenda of local preparedness in the face of uncertainty, rather than structural analysis of the global system. In this context, growing and producing food offers important multi-functional synergies by reconnecting people to place and its ecological endowments and serves to provide a vital element in civic mobilisation. Yet, local food could also become a means to build international solidarity in defence of food sovereignty and establish a global coalition opposed to the corporate agri-food agenda of biotechnologies, land grabbing and nutritional impoverishment. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en
dc.rights © 2014, Colin Sage. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by SAGE Publications in Journal of Consumer Culture on 3 April, 2014, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1469540514526281 en
dc.subject Transition en
dc.subject Food sovereignty en
dc.subject Social movements en
dc.subject Civic mobilisation en
dc.subject Food citizenship en
dc.title The transition movement and food sovereignty: from local resilience to global engagement in food system transformation en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colin Sage, Geography, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.sage@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2014-04-18T12:16:48Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Consumer Culture en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress c.sage@ucc.ie en


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