Environmental/economic tension is rising and this overlaps with questions of social equity – who is benefiting from extraction and who is suffering ills from that?
Dr Katharine LegunÂ is an environmental sociologist in Otago University’s Department ofÂ Sociology,Â GenderÂ andÂ Social Work. Â Â She is interested in theÂ relationship between the economy, social organization, and the environment.
Stretched out commodity chains have separated the consumer from the environment.
Food is an essential resource that goes beyond nutritional aspects – food politics is concerned with social security and your place in the world.
I believe in the power of conversation and political dialogue – this enables democratic processes
Economy, environment and society are not actually separate, but separated in institutional practices.
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