Scholar-activists in an expanding European food sovereignty movement

Jessica Duncan, Priscilla Claeys, Marta Guadalupe Rivera Ferre, Elisa Oteros-Rozas, Barbara Van Dyck, Christina Plank, Annette Aurélie Desmarais

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Abstract

This article analyzes the roles, relations, and positions of scholar-activists in the European food sovereignty movement. In doing so we document, make visible and question the political dimensions of researchers’ participation in the movement. We argue that scholar-activists are part of the movement, but are distinct from the affected constituencies put in place to ensure adequate representation of key movement actors. This is because scholar-activists lack a collective identity, have no processes to formulate collective demands, and no mechanisms for inter-researcher and researchers-movement communication. We reflect on whether and how scholar-activists could organize, and discuss possible pathways for a more cohesive and stronger researcher engagement in the movement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
JournalJournal of Peasant Studies
Volume(In-Press)
Early online date1 Dec 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2019

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Keywords

  • Constituencies
  • Nyéléni Europe
  • food sovereignty
  • participation
  • researcher engagement
  • scholar-activist
  • social movements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Duncan, J., Claeys, P., Guadalupe Rivera Ferre, M., Oteros-Rozas, E., Van Dyck, B., Plank, C., & Desmarais, A. A. (2019). Scholar-activists in an expanding European food sovereignty movement. Journal of Peasant Studies, (In-Press), (In-Press). https://doi.org/10.1080/03066150.2019.1675646