Reading Summaries (7): Locating Potential Resistance in the Weaknesses of the Global Food System

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Reading Summaries (7): Locating Potential Resistance in the Weaknesses of the Global Food System This article describes how power is negotiated in the food and agriculture arena. The other important question is what kinds of alternati...

Reading Summaries (6): Farm size and job quality in California & Wisconsin

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Reading Summaries (6): Farm size and job quality in California & Wisconsin This paper is describing the relationship between farm size and job quality for hired farm workers. The idea of research starting from ...

Putting the [local] Community First!

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Putting the [local] Community First! Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) promised that the model would facilitate linkages between natural resources cons...

Reading Summaries (5): Corporate cooptation of organic and fair trade standards

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Reading Summaries (5): Corporate cooptation of organic and fair trade standards Article by Jaffee & Howard (2010) examining the dynamics of the organics and fair trade, focusing on a ‘‘corporate countermovement’...

Reading Summaries (4): Race, Culture, and Practice

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Reading Summaries (4): Race, Culture, and Practice Objectives of Henson & Munsey’s (2014) article is to correlate changes in residential segregation dynamics over a 50-year period wi...

Reading Summaries (3): Technoscience in Agriculture

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Reading Summaries (3): Technoscience in Agriculture The country-based case studies of commodity systems are the interesting approach to the contemporary research of global agrifood system. ...

Brief Reflection on Stability and Change in the Sustainable Community Development

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Brief Reflection on Stability and Change in the Sustainable Community Development Social relations among community fields is never static. Change is happening everywhere, sometimes intentional but often unplanned. ...

Reading Summaries (2): The Neoliberal Food Regime

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Reading Summaries (2): The Neoliberal Food Regime The most significant factor in the globalization of agriculture and food is national and international regulation for trade liberalizat...

Reading Summaries (1): Agricultural Development and Black Farmers in the American South

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Reading Summaries (1): Agricultural Development and Black Farmers in the American South “From the past to the present” paper’s exploring the history and social change processes of black farmers’ livelihood system in the...

Digital Divide: Inequality and Alienation on the Era of Digital Democracy

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Digital Divide:  Inequality and Alienation on the Era of Digital Democracy Digital technology revolution is changing the future of the world. Although digital technology has reduced the barriers of time and dista...

Rethinking Community: Places, Rituals, and Social Relations

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Rethinking Community: Places, Rituals, and Social Relations “Community” is a word that pleasant to be felt. For myself, there is a good feeling, sense, and imagination when hearing community. I...

Observing Social Life in the Small Town Midwest

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Observing Social Life in the Small Town Midwest Julianne Couch Book’s Review (2016) “Where do you live?” and “how long you have lived here?” are the two questions for establishi...

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