Guest lecture on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) (in German)
Dr. Birgit Peuker, Berlin School of Economics and Law, will present her research on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as part of the seminar "Introduction to Agricultural and Food Policy" (Prof. Partzsch). Everbody is welcome to join this session!
Dr. Peuker introduces the concept of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) from a sociology of practice perspective. The following questions are addressed: How are participants and producers in CSA projects encouraged to adopt sustainable behaviors? To what extent does structural power emanate from socio-economic conditions? To what extent do CSA projects generate counter-power? Three aspects of the practice-sociological concept of power guide the analysis: the productivity of power, its ubiquity, and the conception of supra-individual power structures. It is shown that power in the CSA projects is productive in the creation of participants and producers as economic, social and political subjects, but that the space of possibility needed for this is influenced by the social structure and the economic structure. Furthermore, the actors involved derive their power not only from their physicality, but equally from their political-normative objectives. By codifying CSA practices in manuals, power is exercised by limiting the multiplicity of meanings of CSA. Dr. Peuker concludes by arguing for an analytical distinction between bodily and political knowledge and between sensory and non-sensory structures in order to examine the mechanisms of mediation and thus power.
Time & Location
Feb 02, 2023 | 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
Seminar room E, Ihnestr. 21, 14195 Berlin.
- Community Supported Agriculture, CSA, agricultural policy