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dc.contributor.authorRosin, Chris
dc.identifier.citationRosin, C. (2014). Engaging the productivist ideology through utopian politics. Dialogues in Human Geography, 4, 221–224. doi:10.1177/2043820614537165en
dc.description.abstractThis commentary uses Jarosz’s analysis of food security and food sovereignty discourses as a departure point for proposing a utopian politics for engagement with the current productivist ideology framing the global food system. This politics draws insight from convention theory, arguing that ideology must be recognized as a negotiated framework of social coordination that is both supported and subject to challenge by reference to ethical justifications. In order to illustrate the theoretical argument, it is applied to the context of the New Zealand agricultural sector. Rather than despair at the persistence of the productivist ideology, this commentary concludes with an exhortation to engage in performative social research facilitated through utopian perspectives, which provide a basis for critique, experimentation and alternative practice.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofDialogues in Human Geographyen_NZ
dc.subjectconvention theoryen_NZ
dc.subjectperformative researchen_NZ
dc.titleEngaging the productivist ideology through utopian politicsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolCentre for Sustainabilityen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statement© The Author(s) 2014en_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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