Authors Archives: Karine Vigneault

Terroirs as spaces of intergenerational justice: Building Communities for the “Food Citizen”

karine.vigneault.1[at]umontreal.ca

Abstract: This article examines the “food citizens” naturalized in and through practices which identify themselves as “local food” through an exploration of the ways in which they conceive of food and of their subjects. More specifically, I argue that these practices contribute to a redefinition of food and eating as an issue of intergenerational justice pertaining to multiple spatial identities. In so doing, local food posits “food citizens” who are required to take responsibility for the many consequences – present and future, local and global – of their daily purchasing practices and who are impelled to do so through their participation in moral communities.

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