A small farm future : :making the case for a society built around local economies, self-provisioning, agricultural diversity, and a shared earth / Chris Smaje.Material type: Computer filePublication details: White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2020Description: 1 online resourceISBN: 9781603589031 ; 9781603589024 Subject(s): Farms, Small -- Government policy | Agricultural ecology | Agriculture -- Economic aspectsDDC classification: 338.1 LOC classification: HD1476.A3 | S635 2020Online resources: Click here to access online Also issued in electronic format.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ten Crises -- Wicked Problems: Of Progress and Other Utopias -- The Return of the Peasant -- The Farm as Ecosystem -- The Arable Corner -- A Note on Alternative Agriculture -- The Apothecary's Garden -- Beasts of the Field (and Garden): Beyond Shopping Aisle Ethics -- The Fruited Thorn: Agroforestry -- Dearth -- Can Alternative Agriculture Feed Us? -- Households, Families and Beyond -- Complicating the Commons: Holding and Sharing the Land -- Going to Market -- The Country and the City -- From Religion to Science (and Back) -- The Supersedure State -- From Nations to Republics -- Reconstituted Peasantries -- Dispossessions.
"In a time of looming uncertainties, what would a truly resilient society look like? In a groundbreaking debut, farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje argues that organising society around small-scale farming offers the soundest, sanest and most reasonable response to climate change and other crises of civilisation-and will yield humanity's best chance at survival. Drawing on a vast range of sources from across a multitude of disciplines, A Small Farm Future analyses the complex forces that make societal change inevitable; explains how low-carbon, locally self-reliant agrarian communities can empower us to successfully confront these changes head on; and explores the pathways for delivering this vision politically. Challenging both conventional wisdom and utopian blueprints, A Small Farm Future offers rigorous original analysis of wicked problems and hidden opportunities in a way that illuminates the path toward functional local economies, effective self-provisioning, agricultural diversity and a shared earth"-- |c Provided by publisher.
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