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Volume 62, Issue 3-4

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Alternative Ernährungsnetzwerke als Alternative Ökonomien

Alternative food networks as Alternative Economies

Marit Rosol
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Published Online: 2018-01-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfw-2017-0005

Zusammenfassung

Vor dem Hintergrund eines zunehmenden Interesses an alternativen Ökonomien werden in diesem einführenden Beitrag Alternative Ernährungsnetzwerke als alternative wirtschaftliche Netzwerke konzeptualisiert, welche herkömmliche Produktions-Konsum-Beziehungen in ökologischer und/oder sozialer Hinsicht zu verändern suchen. Hierfür wird die Entwicklung der Debatte einschließlich kontroverser Aspekte nachgezeichnet. Um die geographische Ernährungsforschung weiter voranzubringen, werden abschließend wirtschaftsgeographisch orientierte Forschungsfragen und -perspektiven abgeleitet.

Abstract

Within the context of the growing interest in alternative economic spaces, this introductory paper conceptualizes alternative food networks (AFN) as alternative economic networks that seek to transform production-consumption-relations in a more environmentally and/or socially responsible way. The development of the debate as well as controversial aspects of AFN will be presented. Finally, economic geography inspired research questions and perspectives for advancing geographical research on alternative food are derived.

Schlüsselwörter: Alternative Ernährungsnetzwerke; Alternative Ökonomien; Geographien alternativer Ernährung

Keywords: alternative economies; alternative food networks; alternative food geographies

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Received: 2017-01-30

Accepted: 2017-11-28

Published Online: 2018-01-24

Published in Print: 2018-09-25


Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, Volume 62, Issue 3-4, Pages 174–186, ISSN (Online) 2365-7693, ISSN (Print) 0044-3751, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfw-2017-0005.

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