Neoliberalism, agriculture and rural society: reaching some conclusions

Lawrence, Geoffrey (2015) Neoliberalism, agriculture and rural society: reaching some conclusions. Norway, International Rural Sociology Association - IRSA.

Author Lawrence, Geoffrey
Title Neoliberalism, agriculture and rural society: reaching some conclusions
Place of publication Norway
Publisher International Rural Sociology Association - IRSA
Publication date 2015-10-04
Total pages 2
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In recent times our colleagues have been evaluating neoliberalism and its impacts upon farming - and upon rural society, more generally. A significant contribution has been Steven Wolf and Alessandro Bonanno’s edited collection The Neoliberal Regime in the Agri-food Sector: Crisis, Resilience and Restructuring which arose from an RSS Sociology of Agrifood Research Interest Group (SAFRIG) mini-conference held in Chicago in 2012. In August this year the theme of the European Society for Rural Sociology Congress was ‘Places of Possibility: Rural Societies in a Neoliberal World’. Globally, agri-food scholars including Alessandro Bonanno, Hilde Bjorkhaug, Larry Busch, Hugh Campbell, Jennifer Clapp, Madeleine Fairbairn, Vaughan Higgins, Phil McMichael, Terry Marsden, Bill Pritchard and many others have sought to understand links between neoliberalism and agrifood restructuring. What have been the impacts of neoliberalism upon agriculture and rural society? Are we moving beyond neoliberalism?
Keyword Neoliberalism

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Created: Wed, 07 Oct 2015, 11:38:39 EST by Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Lawrence on behalf of School of Social Science