9780754609483

Globalization, Localization and Sustainable Livelihoods

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754609483

  • ISBN10:

    0754609480

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-02-01
  • Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co

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Summary

One of the greatest concerns facing the world is how to ensure that sustainable outcomes are generated as globalization proceeds apace. Quite simply, many people are finding their life chances deteriorating - with resistance to globalization being a common response. The question is: is it possible to guarantee sustainable livelihoods for individuals, families and communities as global processes increasingly shape local social relations? Globalization, Localization and Sustainable Livelihoods is a collection of 15 chapters from leading rural sociologists and human geographers based in Europe, Australasia, and the Americas. The book, in three parts, deals with Globalization and Food; The Restructuring of Local Agriculture; and Communities and Resistance in a Globalizing World. The introduction to the book compares and contrasts the various experiences of communities in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Finland, Norway, South Africa and the United States as they struggle to cope with globalization and its effects. Each chapter discusses options to ameliorate the local consequences of global change.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
vii
Notes on Contributors viii
Acknowledgements xiii
PART I: GLOBALIZATION AND FOOD
Introduction: The Global/Local Problematic
3(22)
Reidar Almas
Geoffrey Lawrence
Fast Food/Slow Food: Standardizing and Differentiating Cultures of Food
25(18)
Mara Miele
Jonathan Murdoch
Restructuring of the Sugar Supply to the Industrially-Processed Food Chain: The Brazilian Case
43(14)
Maria Rita Pontes Assumpcao
Forging New Local/Global Links Through Fair Trade Agro-Food Networks
57(12)
Laura T. Raynolds
The Power of Food
69(20)
Philip McMichael
PART II: THE RESTRUCTURING OF LOCAL AGRICULTURE
Assessing the Neoliberal Experiment in Antipodean Agriculture
89(14)
Hugh Campbell
Geoffrey Lawrence
Resisting Integration in the Global Agro-Food System: Corporate Chickens and Community Controversy in Texas
103(16)
Douglas H. Constance
Alessandro Bonanno
Caron Cates
Daniel L. Argo
Mirenda Harris
Globalization and Agro-Food Systems in Argentina
119(16)
Miguel Teubal
Javier Rodriguez
Technological Transformation of Household Milk Production in the South of Brazil: Social Impacts
135(18)
Ivaldo Gehlen
Co-operatives to Companies: The South African Wine Industry in the Face of Globalization
153(20)
Joachim Ewert
PART III: COMMUNITIES AND RESISTANCE IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD
Two Roads to the Global Village: A Comparison of How a Coastal and a Mountain Region of Norway Have Found Strategies to Cope with Globalization
173(16)
Reidar Almas
Local Consequences and Responses to Global Integration: The Role of the State in the Less Favoured Zones
189(16)
Manuel Belo Moreira
Global Change, Social Exclusion and Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural Britain
205(16)
Mark Shucksmith
Countering Localized Impacts of Globalization: Some Rural Community Development Initiatives in Australia
221(20)
Erica Hallebone
Mary Mahoney
Mardie Townsend
The Problem of Trust at the Margins of the Network Economy: Trust and Confidence among Rural Entrepreneurs in Finland
241(16)
Petri Ruuskanen
Index 257

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