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Organic Food and Agriculture

New Trends and Developments in the Social Sciences

Edited by Matthew Reed

University of the West of England, United Kingdom

The global phenomenon of organic food and farming, after three decades of progress, faces new challenges as markets mature and the impacts of the global recession start to change consumers and farmers' expectations. This global survey of the organic food and farming considers how the social sciences have come to understand in what way consumers make their choices as they shop, and how new national markets evolve. It also surveys how established organic sectors in North America and Europe are changing in response to the changes, that in part, the organic movement has created. Moving from a wide range of social science disciplines, methodologies and perspectives, this book represents an excellent starting place for new readers, and offers innovation to those already familiar with the literature.

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Organic Food and AgricultureNew Trends and Developments in the Social SciencesEdited by Matthew Reed

Published: January 5th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1526

ISBN: 978-953-307-764-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5184-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

41143 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Consumption Choice of Organics: Store Formats, Prices, and Quality Perception – A Case of Dairy Products in the United States

By Ming-Feng Hsieh and Kyle W. Stiegert


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2. Determinants of Purchasing Behaviour for Organic and Integrated Fruits and Vegetables: The Case of the Post Socialist Economy

By Aleš Kuhar, Anamarija Slabe and Luka Juvančič


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3. Should I Buy Organic Food? A Psychological Perspective on Purchase Decisions

By Christian A. Klöckner


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4. The Organic Food Market: Opportunities and Challenges

By Leila Hamzaoui-Essoussi and Mehdi Zahaf


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5. University Student Attitudes Toward Organic Foods

By Aslı Uçar and Ayşe Özfer Özçelik


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6. Do Consumers Pay Attention to the Organic Label When Shopping Organic Food in Italy?

By Tiziana de Magistris and Azucena Gracia


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7. Contesting 'Sustainable Intensification' in the UK: The Emerging Organic Discourse

By Matthew Reed


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8. Farmers’ Attitudes Towards Organic and Conventional Agriculture: A Behavioural Perspective

By David Kings and Brian Ilbery


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9. The Transformation to Organic: Insights from Practice Theory

By Bernhard Freyer and Jim Bingen


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10. Sustainable Food System – Targeting Production Methods, Distribution or Food Basket Content?

By Markus Larsson, Artur Granstedt and Olof Thomsson


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