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A Case for Applied Anthropology: Let's Get Personal

In honor of the first National Anthropology Day, I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and write something anthro-related. Or rather, type something anthro-related that I scribbled down in a tiny notebook nearly 2 years ago. 922 more words


Lost is Found: taken with the streets

Last night I missed an opportunity to photograph a bike light, blinking red in the middle of the dark street. It was the same type of safety device… 245 more words


Video abstract - 'Food Co-ops and the Paradox of Exclusivity'

Forthcoming in Antipode 47(3) in 2015, and available online now, Andrew Zitcer’s ‘Food Co-ops and the Paradox of Exclusivity‘ is a great contribution to the journal’s growing stock of papers on cooperatives, ethical consumption, alternative food movements, and diverse economies.* 533 more words

Video Abstracts

Chantel B. reblogged this on Food Justice in the Coastal Empire and commented:

Recently, I came across a very interesting video abstract from the Antipode Foundation on the paradox of exclusivity that tends to surround food cooperatives. In order for a food co-op to be successful, there must be a palpable sense of cohesion to govern the individuals participating in it. The inclusive nature of the co-op inherently excludes some members of the co-op's local populace, hence the paradox. I thought the subject is so relevant here since its important to understand the underlying sociology at work in our efforts to instill equitable and sustainable food systems. Researcher Andrew Zitcer attributes the paradox to three main conditions: the expensive and culturally specific nature of co-op foods, the inclusive/exclusive marketing language co-ops use, and the unconventional business practices of co-ops. He invites educator and co-op board member Esteban Kelly to wrestle with what it means for a co-op to operate in a democratic, multiracial society with a historical legacy of segregation.

Volunteers Distribute Locally Grown Produce to Residents at Urban Acres’ Frisco Pickup Spot

Urban Acres volunteers Courtney Nuckels (left) and Laurie Wartman (right) help Amanda Dunnayway at the organic produce pickup location in Frisco.

Share of vegetables.

Courtney and I show off the veggies and turkeys. 599 more words


Food Cooperatives: Worth a shot?

Although unintended, it seems this year has been about trying new things (see my post about knitting). As we all do from time to time, I wanted to add some improvement to my life by eating better. 706 more words

Food & Drink

Day in the Life

Ok. So I am sitting upstairs in the Frontier office, waiting for our cow to arrive.

Yes, you read that right. Our cow – technically it’s called a steer – will be delivered today, butchered and wrapped. 443 more words


Union FoodLab and Makeshift Co-op

Union Food Lab and Makeshift Co-op

I went to a wonderfully progressive college. At one point I remember overhearing a spirited debate about a potential honey boycott because the bees might have been making the honey under duress. 629 more words