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Organic and conventional agriculture: Materializing discourse and agro-ecological managerialism


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  • David Goodman


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    This introduction situates key themesfound in papers given at a recent workshop on thechanging material practices, meanings, and regulationof US organic food production. The context is theemergence of an international bio-politics ofagriculture and food and, more particularly in the US,the contradictions of sustainable agriculturemovements catalyzed by the rapid scaling up of organicagriculture from a niche activity to nascentindustry. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Agriculture and Human Values.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 215-219

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:agrhuv:v:17:y:2000:i:3:p:215-219

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    Keywords: Agroecological managerialism; Bio-politics; Sustainable agriculture movements;


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    1. Erin Nelson & Laura Gómez Tovar & Rita Schwentesius Rindermann & Manuel Gómez Cruz, 2010. "Participatory organic certification in Mexico: an alternative approach to maintaining the integrity of the organic label," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer, vol. 27(2), pages 227-237, June.
    2. C. Hinrichs & Rick Welsh, 2003. "The effects of the industrialization of US livestock agriculture on promoting sustainable production practices," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer, vol. 20(2), pages 125-141, June.
    3. Steven C. Blank & Gary D. Thompson, 2004. "Can/Should/Will A Niche Become the Norm? Organic Agriculture's Short Past and Long Future," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 22(4), pages 483-503, October.
    4. Erin Nelson & Steffanie Scott & Judie Cukier & Ángel Galán, 2009. "Institutionalizing agroecology: successes and challenges in Cuba," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 233-243, September.


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