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Changing the way America farms : knowledge and community in the sustainable agriculture movement / Neva Hassanein.

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Author/Creator:
Hassanein, Neva, 1963-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
1999
Imprint:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1999.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 216 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-211).
Contents:
  • 1. A Social Movement to Change Agriculture
  • 2. Knowledge Questions in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement
  • 3. Exploring the Landscape of Sustainable Alternatives in Wisconsin
  • 4. Dairy Heretics and the Exchange of Local Knowledge
  • 5. Personal Knowledge and the Creation of Women-Only Space
  • 6. Trading Ideas and Transforming Agriculture
  • App. A. Sustainable Farmer Networks in Wisconsin, 1986-95
  • App. B. Interview Guide for Ocooch Grazers Network
  • App. C. Interview Guide for Women's Network.
Summary:
"Changing the Way America Farms traces the manner in which alternative farmers have developed and exchanged their own personal, local knowledge as a basis for moving toward an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just. Neva Hassanein studies the patterns of local and regional networks in Wisconsin that sprang up to disseminate new and viable agricultural methods. She argues that these networks have in many ways become the foundation of the sustainable agriculture movement."--BOOK JACKET. "Hassanein focuses on two organizations: the Ocooch Grazers Network, a group of dairy farmers who practice intensive rotational grazing, and the Wisconsin Women's Sustainable Farming Network. The different lived experiences of particular members in each group shaped the ways local knowledge was generated and exchanged."--BOOK JACKET.
Series:
Our sustainable future ; v. 12.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0803273215
9780803273214

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