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Record number 2213812
Title What if the trucks stop coming? : exploring the framing of local food by cooperative food retailers in New Mexico
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Cheron Z. Constance
Author(s) Constance, Cheron Z. (dissertant)
Publisher Wageningen : Wageningen University
Publication year 2017
Description XVIII, 261 pages figures, diagrams
Description 1 online resource (PDF, XVIII, 261 pages) figures, diagrams
Notes Includes bibliographical references. - With summary in English
ISBN 9789463431941; 9463431942
Tutors Wiskerke, Prof. dr. J.S.C. ; Horlings, Dr. L.G. ; Shaw, Dr. L.
Graduation date 2017-06-21
Dissertation no. 6695
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Proponents of local food cite a variety of economic and environmental advantages of short food supply chains. Consumer interest in local food has also offered a point of differentiation for many players in the food industry, including restaurants and grocery stores. Engaging with local food has significant challenges, however, and many production and distribution systems engender and support more diffuse food provisioning, not less. Though food can travel thousands of miles from its point of origin to consumption, many cooperative (co-op) grocery stores have long sold locally-produced food and have deep ties to their supplier communities. This thesis offers case studies of two co-ops in the natural and organic food sector and examines how they think about and work with local food. The theories of embeddedness (after Polanyi) and diverse economies (from Gibson-Graham) undergird the analyses of these co-ops’ involvement with local food and how the cooperative business model relates to it.

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Keyword(s) food / agricultural products / cooperatives / cooperative farm enterprises / food products / new mexico
Categories Rural Society
Publication type PhD thesis
Language English
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