Open Space: Places of prosumption: Community gardens putting the ‘we’ into neighbourhoods

Shaw, D. , Crossan, J. , Cumbers, A. , McMaster, R. , Trebeck, K. and Black, I. (2016) Open Space: Places of prosumption: Community gardens putting the ‘we’ into neighbourhoods. Families, Relationships and Societies, 5(3), pp. 473-479. (doi: 10.1332/204674316X14758523887982)

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Prosumption encompasses acts of production and consumption, and studies on it have mostly taken a commercial focus, centred on the dominant individualistic narrative of ‘I’. This article seeks to extend debate regarding prosumption by exploring its possibilities for creating a new set of ‘we’ identities based around nature and community. It focuses on community gardens and how these places generate progressive forms of social relations that critique mainstream mass production and environmentally destructive food systems.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMaster, Professor Robert and Trebeck, Dr Katherine and Shaw, Professor Deirdre and Crossan, Dr John and Cumbers, Professor Andrew
Authors: Shaw, D., Crossan, J., Cumbers, A., McMaster, R., Trebeck, K., and Black, I.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Families, Relationships and Societies
Publisher:Policy Press
ISSN (Online):2046-7443
Published Online:10 October 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Ingenta
First Published:First published in Families, Relationships and Societies 5(3):473-479
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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