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-depth ... read more
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