Buying Food, Buying an Ideal: The New Food Movement in Boston Area Farmers' Markets

Gainsboro, David E.

Current sociological research on farmers' markets has focused primarily on why customers choose to shop at farmers' markets. This thesis takes a broader view, exploring farmers' markets as multi-dimensional social spaces shaped not only by food procurement needs, but by elaborate social and political meanings attached to food and to consumption itself. Using ethnographic fieldwork and 22 in-dept... read more

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