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Dynamics of the Livestock Revolution: Marginalization and Resistance in Southern Brazil
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, ISSN 1044-0046, Vol. 35, no 2, 202-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The increased meat consumption during the past 15 years has boosted a dramatic production increase called the Livestock Revolution. This case study from Rio Grande do Sul indicates that the Livestock Revolution causes prosperity for large-scale food processing companies, while small-scale farmers are being marginalized. Utilizing the food regime analysis, this polarizing pattern is interpreted as an expression of the 'corporate food regime,' which is challenged by an alternative agri-food paradigm. As farmer resistance constitutes alternatives that fuel the dynamics of the Livestock Revolution, it is argued that these tensions reflect an ongoing crisis of the contemporary food regime.

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2011. Vol. 35, no 2, 202-232 p.
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livestock revolution, Brazil; food regimes, globalization, meat, small-scale farmer, social movements
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Economic History
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Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-56073DOI: 10.1080/10440046.2011.539136ISI: 000286833100005OAI: diva2:408941
Available from: 2011-04-06 Created: 2011-04-06 Last updated: 2012-01-25Bibliographically approved

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