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Sustainability and the “urban peasant”: rethinking the cultural politics of food self-provisioning in the Czech Republic

Jehlička, Petr and Smith, Joe (2012). Sustainability and the “urban peasant”: rethinking the cultural politics of food self-provisioning in the Czech Republic. In: Zahrádka, Pavel and Sedláková, Renáta eds. New Perspectives on Consumer Culture Theory and Research. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 78–96.

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Abstract

From the introduction: The third article, written by environmentalists Petr Jehlička and Joe Smith, overturns accounts of food self-provisioning in post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe that are rooted in myths of the “urban peasant”. After reviewing and rejecting those accounts the authors introduce very different explanations for high rates of growing and sharing food outside the market system based in social anthropological research in the region. The authors have extended that work with their own qualitative and quantitative research over a period of six years in the Czech Republic, and here present findings that confirm the contribution that food self-provisioning is making to both the social and ecological sustainability.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Editors and Contributors
ISBN: 1-4438-4157-9, 978-1-4438-4157-3
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetOpen University’s Department of Geography
Environmental Values, Beliefs and Behavior in the Czech Republic in Historical and International Perspective404/10/0521Czech Science Foundation
Not SetNot SetOpenSpace Research Centre
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography > Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 36274
Depositing User: Petr Jehlička
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 16:58
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 19:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36274
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