This chapter argues that urban food movements and practices should have a central role in critical agrarian studies. Firstly, because many issues and debates central to agrarian studies are highly relevant for understanding the conditions that frame both rural and urban food movements. Secondly, because understanding these common roots opens up opportunities for rethinking the articulation between urban and rural contexts, moving away from artificial and outdated separation between producers and consumers (cfr. ‘urban bias’ debates). Finally, because new understanding and alliances lead to novel political strategies and offers a fertile ground for the emerging urban political agroecology praxis.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Critical Agrarian Studies|
|Editors||A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels, Ben M. McKay|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Dec 2021|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, Kristina Dietz, Bettina Engels and Ben M. McKay 2021.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)