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La Tabacca: small Farming, bold Intentions. A walk through the challenging creation of alternative lifestyles.

Paganin, Oscar LU (2016) HEKM50 20161
Department of Human Geography
Human Ecology
Abstract
Considering small farming as a viable and optimal solution to achieve sustainability, the following work presents La Tabacca – a small farm in the Northwest of Italy – not as a generalisable model but as one of the many expressions of current environmentalism. After three and a half months of
fieldwork – using the tool of critical ethnography – different layers and elements of the place have been taken into consideration. Through a narrative walk the present study provides a description of the site and of the people involved, their historical backgrounds and purposes, a list of major
influencing ideas and approaches such as permaculture, a perception of a culture in transition, an ethnographic discourse analysis of the farm and its... (More)
Considering small farming as a viable and optimal solution to achieve sustainability, the following work presents La Tabacca – a small farm in the Northwest of Italy – not as a generalisable model but as one of the many expressions of current environmentalism. After three and a half months of
fieldwork – using the tool of critical ethnography – different layers and elements of the place have been taken into consideration. Through a narrative walk the present study provides a description of the site and of the people involved, their historical backgrounds and purposes, a list of major
influencing ideas and approaches such as permaculture, a perception of a culture in transition, an ethnographic discourse analysis of the farm and its narrative and a critical view on the relationship between the study case and European agricultural funds. In the closing section, the study provides an insight on the dissent role that La Tabacca is taking towards what is to be considered mainstream society. (Less)
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author
Paganin, Oscar LU
supervisor
organization
course
HEKM50 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Sustainable Farming, Narrative Walk, Permaculture, Synergistic agriculture, Natural Agriculture, Ethnographic Discourse Analysis, Cultural Transition, Critical Ethnography, Phenomenology, Counterculture, European Agricultural Funds, Resistance.
language
English
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8873599
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2017-05-22 14:29:40
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  abstract     = {Considering small farming as a viable and optimal solution to achieve sustainability, the following work presents La Tabacca – a small farm in the Northwest of Italy – not as a generalisable model but as one of the many expressions of current environmentalism. After three and a half months of
fieldwork – using the tool of critical ethnography – different layers and elements of the place have been taken into consideration. Through a narrative walk the present study provides a description of the site and of the people involved, their historical backgrounds and purposes, a list of major
influencing ideas and approaches such as permaculture, a perception of a culture in transition, an ethnographic discourse analysis of the farm and its narrative and a critical view on the relationship between the study case and European agricultural funds. In the closing section, the study provides an insight on the dissent role that La Tabacca is taking towards what is to be considered mainstream society.},
  author       = {Paganin, Oscar},
  keyword      = {Sustainable Farming,Narrative Walk,Permaculture,Synergistic agriculture,Natural Agriculture,Ethnographic Discourse Analysis,Cultural Transition,Critical Ethnography,Phenomenology,Counterculture,European Agricultural Funds,Resistance.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {La Tabacca: small Farming, bold Intentions. A walk through the challenging creation of alternative lifestyles.},
  year         = {2016},
}