The social economy of food: New Case Studies from Ontario and Atlantic Canada

The social economy of food: Informal, under-recognized contributions to community prosperity and resilience

Critics of neo-liberalism argue that people are better conceived of not as self-interested, profit-seeking, utility-maximizing creatures, but rather as members of complex social and ecological systems, whose choices are deeply embedded in social relationships and ecological context¬†…¬†We have used case studies to identify and document a spectrum of multifunctional social economy food activities where people trade/share material resources and skills at times in informal ways. Read more


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