The Resource Community-based cooperatives and networks : participatory social movement assessment of four organizations, by John J. Green

Community-based cooperatives and networks : participatory social movement assessment of four organizations, by John J. Green

Label
Community-based cooperatives and networks : participatory social movement assessment of four organizations
Title
Community-based cooperatives and networks
Title remainder
participatory social movement assessment of four organizations
Statement of responsibility
by John J. Green
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Community-based cooperatives (CBCs) represent a synthesis of community organizations and cooperative businesses. They combine advocacy, marketing and other services with democratic structures and participatory processes. Originating from the poor people's cooperatives of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and struggles for civil and economic rights, CBCs developed local, regional, national and international networks in a movement for livelihood security among small, limited resource and minority agricultural producers. This study focuses attention on four organizations, analyzing them from the micro to macro level: Beat Four Farm Cooperative, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund and Rural Coalition/Coalición Rural. Utilizing a participatory social movement assessment framework, specific research methods included participant observation, individual and group key-informant interviews, focus groups and document review. Findings illustrate the historical development of CBCs and their network organizations, emphasizing their foundation in broader social movements. Focusing attention on a collaborative advocacy campaign, results suggest micro level concern with issues of production, marketing, financing, community structure and the applicability of government programs. Network organizations advocate for more targeted services for small, limited resource and minority producers and greater attention to power relations. These organizations also engage in marketing efforts including farmers markets, community food security and fair trade programs. To conclude, it is argued that in response to the challenges posed by dominant structures and processes, CBCs and their networks have developed counter-hegemonic institutions that illustrate the potential for an alternative organization of the agri-food system
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, John J.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2002.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beat Four Farm Cooperative
  • Mississippi Association of Cooperatives (MAC)
  • Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
  • Rural Coalition/Coalicíon Rural
  • Cooperative societies
  • Community organization
  • Agriculture, Cooperative
Target audience
specialized
Label
Community-based cooperatives and networks : participatory social movement assessment of four organizations, by John J. Green
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 327-346)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51327810
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 347 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Community-based cooperatives and networks : participatory social movement assessment of four organizations, by John J. Green
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 327-346)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51327810
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 347 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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