Critical agrifood geographies increasingly use action-oriented research approaches in the study of food systems in order to at once understand, and affect social, political, and environmental dynamics identified as unsustainable or unjust. Broadly, there are many strains of action-oriented research within a web that includes applied research (e.g., agricultural extension; policy research; organizational development studies); action science (Argyris 1995); and critical participatory action research, the latter of which is steeped in more radical social change traditions (e.g., Friere 1993; Du Bois 1898; Torre et al. 2012).
Veganism as an ethics and a practice has a recorded history dating back to Antiquity. Yet, it is only recently that researchers have begun the process of formalising the study of veganism. Scholars who examine this theory and action are usually situated in sociology, history, philosophy, cultural studies or critical animal studies. The centrality and contested nature of place in the actions and discourse of animal rights activists however suggest an inherently spatial praxis.
This special issue calls into question: How is learning about/of food relevant to transformative ethical practice? How might we approach… Read more CALL FOR PAPERS – SPECIAL ISSUE: Eating in the Anthropocene: Learning the practice and ethics of food politics
The food systems of the globe are undergoing upheaval as are the natural and political systems of the planet that… Read more Workshop: ‘Food, Justice and Food Justice for All’, University of Birmingham at Edgbaston.
The Baltic Studies Centre, in cooperation with the Latvian Academy of Culture, is organising the scientific and practical conference “Alternative food supply networks in Central and Eastern Europe: Towards new grounds for interpretation and collaboration”. The conference will be held in Riga, Latvia, on 13-14 October 2017. The organisers invite researchers and practitioners to submit papers exploring the diversity of food practices in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
— deadline extended till 30 April 2017—- Dear FGWG members, We’re glad to announce that the Food Geographies Working Group has been awarded funds… Read more FGWG Writing Workshop – Information and Registration Form
This September 15-17 in Portland, Oregon, the University of Oregon will host 2017 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference. http://apru-scl.uoregon.edu/conference/… Read more 2017 APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference
Food localisation has been widely promoted and analysed as bringing producers closer to consumers (Ilbery et al., 2005; Renting et… Read more CfP Food Localisation as Community-Building RGS-IBG AC2017
RGS-IBG 2017 – Call for Papers 29th August – 1st September 2017 in London Rethinking justice in city regional food systems planning … Read more Extended deadline! CfP “Rethinking justice in city regional food systems planning”
List of sessions sponsored (or co-sponsored) by Food Geographies WG RGS-IBG for the RGS-IBG AC 2017