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Resistance to the Neoliberal Agri-Food Regime: A Critical Analysis

Alessandro Bonanno (Sam Houston State University, USA) Steven A. Wolf (Cornell University, USA)



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19 August 2019
Food & society; Sociology; Agriculture & related industries; Environmental science, engineering & technology
This volume explores the contents, forms, and actors that characterize current opposition to the corporate neoliberal agri-food regime. Designed to generate a coherent, informed and updated analysis of resistance in agri-food, empirical and theoretical contributions analyze the relationship between expressions of the neoliberal corporate system and various projects of opposition.

Contributions included in the volume probe established forms and rationales of resistance including civic agriculture, consumer- and community-based initiatives, labor, cooperative and gender-based protest, struggles in opposition to land grabbing and mobilization of environmental science and ecological resistance. The core contribution of the volume is to theorize and to empirically assess the limits and contradictions that characterize these forms of resistance. In particular, the hegemonic role of the neoliberal ideology and the ways in which it has 'captured' processes of resistance are illustrated. Through the exploration of the tension between legitimate calls for emancipation and the dominant power of Neoliberalism, the book contributes to the ongoing debate on the strengths and limits of Neoliberalism in agri-food. It also engages critically with the outputs and potential outcomes of established and emerging resistance movements, practices, and concepts.
Edited by:   Alessandro Bonanno (Sam Houston State University USA), Steven A. Wolf (Cornell University, USA)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   458g
ISBN:   9780367352370
ISBN 10:   0367352370
Series:   Earthscan Food and Agriculture
Pages:   238
Publication Date:   19 August 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alessandro Bonanno is Texas State University System Regents' Professor and Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA. Steven A. Wolf is Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, New York, USA.

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