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    Local or Localized? Exploring the Contributions of Franco-Mediterranean Agrifood Theory to Alternative Food Research.Sarah Bowen & Tad Mutersbaugh - 2014 - Agriculture and Human Values 31 (2):201-213.
    Notions such as terroir and “Slow Food,” which originated in Mediterranean Europe, have emerged as buzzwords around the globe, becoming commonplace across Europe and economically important in the United States and Canada, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Given the increased global prominence of terroir and regulatory frameworks like geographical indications, we argue that the associated conceptual tools have become more relevant to scholars working within the “alternative food networks” framework in the United States and United Kingdom. Specifically, the Local Agrifood (...)
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    Reverse Leasing and Power Dynamics Among Blue Agave Farmers in Western Mexico.Sarah Bowen & Peter R. W. Gerritsen - 2007 - Agriculture and Human Values 24 (4):473-488.
    We examine changing production relations in the Mexican tequila industry to explore the ways in which large industrial firms are using “reverse leasing arrangements,” a form of contract farming, to extend their control over small agave farmers. Under these arrangements, smallholders rent their parcels to contracting companies who bring in capital, machinery, labor, and other agricultural inputs. Smallholders do not have access to their land, nor do they make any of the management decisions. We analyze the factors that have led (...)
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    Wisconsin’s “Happy Cows”? Articulating Heritage and Territory as New Dimensions of Locality.Sarah Bowen & Kathryn De Master - 2014 - Agriculture and Human Values 31 (4):549-562.
    In this article, we suggest that attending to the roles of heritage and territory could help reshape local food systems in the US: first, by incorporating more producer voices and visions into the conversation; and second, by considering more deeply the characteristics of the places where food is produced. Using the Wisconsin artisanal cheese network as a case study, we have traced how artisanal producers frame their collective heritage and links to their territory. They describe a heritage that includes a (...)
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