Environmental Values 25 (2):195-214 (2016)

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Samantha Noll
Washington State University
Ian Werkheiser
University Of Texas Rio Grande VAlley
Abstract
The contours of sustainable systems are defined according to communities’ goals and values. As researchers shift from sustainability-in-the-abstract to sustainability-as-a-concrete-research-challenge, democratic deliberation is essential for ensuring that communities determine what systems ought to be sustained. Discourse analysis of dialogue with Michigan direct marketing farmers suggests eight sustainability values – economic efficiency, community connectedness, stewardship, justice, ecologism, self-reliance, preservationism and health – which informed the practices of these farmers. Whereas common heuristics of sustainability suggest values can be pursued harmoniously, we discuss how this typology reflects the more intricate project of balancing values in tension with one another.
Keywords Sustainability   agricultural ethics  environmental ethics  sustainability values
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DOI 10.3197/096327116X14552114338864
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