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Disentangling practices, carriers and production-consumption systems: a mixed-method study of (sustainable) food consumption

Backhaus, Julia; Wieser, Harald; Kemp, René; Huddart Kennedy, Emily; Cohen, Maurie J.; Krogman, Naomi T.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
With a focus on food consumption practices, this chapter provides conceptual contributions and methodological reflections. The central question is how far practice-based approaches help understanding human behavior, both conceptually and analytically. Food consumption is tied to family traditions, individual taste, nutritional needs, and preferences. At the same time, its provision, obtainment, preparation, and consumption have economic, political, social, and cultural significance. The empirical data comprise more than 1,200 responses to a web-based questionnaire survey carried out in Austria, Hungary and the Netherlands as well as several semi-structured inter...
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Policy Options for a Resource-Efficient Economy
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 308371
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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