Geographies of Commodity Chains

Geographies of Commodity Chains

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This text seeks to address a theme which is central to understandings of consumption and consumer cultures at the beginning of the 21st century - the nature of connections between production and consumption. It takes a geographical approach to the analysis of links between producers and consumers, focusing upon the ways in which these ties are increasingly stretched across spaces and between places.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 0130908223
  • 9780130908223

Table of contents

IntroductionPart 1 - Commodities, Trade and the Production-Consumption ChainFrom farm to supermarketA question of good taste?New geographies of agro-food productionWhite meatDiasporic business connectionsPart 2 - Commodities, Representations and the Producer-Consumer RelationRe-presenting South African citrusA rose is a rose is a roseThe role of producers in mediating consumptionPart 3 - Commodities and the Politics of ConsumptionCreating space for nature in the contemporary food sectorEthical consumerismEco-social food labelling and the politics of consumptionConclusions - power, ethics and the spaces of production and consumption
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