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Another (Food) World Is Possible

Post-industrial French Paysans Fight for a Solidaire Global Food Policy

Chaia Heller

If the post-war industrial model entails a mix of technological and chemical interventions that increase farm productivity, then post-industrial agriculture (emerging in the 1970s) constitutes agricultural surpluses, as well as an array of trade, aid and biotechnology practices that introduce novel foodstuffs (processed and genetically modified) on an unprecedented scale. While industrial agriculture reduces the farming population, the latter gives rise to new sets of actors who question the nature and validity of the industrial model. This essay explores the rise of one set of such actors. Paysans (peasants) from France's second largest union, the Confederation Paysanne, challenge the industrial model's instrumental rationality of agriculture. Reframing food questions in terms of food sovereignty, paysans propose a solidarity-based production rationality which gives hope to those who believe that another post-industrial food system is possible.

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Donatella della Porta

student movement of 2008–2011 ]. In della Porta 2018 : 57 – 81 . Zamponi , Lorenzo , and Priska Daphi . 2014 . “ Breaks and Continuities in and between Cycles of Protest: Memories and Legacies of the Global Justice Movement .” In Spreading

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Civilization as the Undesired World

Radical Environmentalism and the Uses of Dystopia in Times of Climate Crisis

Stine Krøijer

1991 ; García de León 2001 ; Rus et al. 2003 ; Stern 1987 ) and in debates over the global justice movement and its ‘figurations of the future’ ( Krøijer 2015 ) or ‘grounded utopianism’ ( Price et al. 2008 ; cf. Graeber 2009 ; Maeckelbergh 2009

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Never Mind the Ballots

The Edible Ballot Society and the Performance of Citizenship

Matthew Hayes

-6765.2010.01935.x . 10.1111/j.1475-6765.2010.01935.x Bogad , L. M. 2010 . “ Carnivals against Capital: Radical Clowning and the Global Justice Movement .” Social Identities 16 ( 4 ): 537 – 557 . doi:10.1080/13504630.2010.498242 . 10