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A hazai élelem-önrendelkezés centrális mozgalmainak és periférikus szerveződéseinek feminista olvasata
A Feminist Reading of the Central and Peripheral Food Sovereignty Movements and Initiatives in Hungary

Author(s): Herstory Collective
Subject(s): Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Applied Sociology, Rural and urban sociology, Environmental interactions
Published by: Fordulat
Keywords: feminist;feminist activism;food soveregnity;green;ecological movements;

Summary/Abstract: Both green organisations focusing on food sovereignty and feminist associations have a long history in Hungary, but their programs and goals have barely found common ground in the past decades. Literature exploring food sovereignty practices shows that more attention has been paid to the grassroots movements' discourse than to the lived experiences of women and men involved in local food production. In this multi-authored paper, the HerStory collective spots the Hungarian green and feminist initiatives' common grounds and addresses the current food sovereignty research gap. It explores the concept and practices of food sovereignty from the perspective of women living and/or farming in rural Hungary. Furthermore, it uncovers what problems and solutions, individual struggles and coping strategies emerge on the periphery of green and feminist initiatives. Academic and activist approaches simultaneously applied in this paper in the following three parts: (1) review of green and feminist initiatives, (2) a methodological account and semi-structured interview analysis (3) recommendations regarding collective actions in the food sovereignty movements and a solidarity base available for women and communities outside the movements' zone.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 29
  • Page Range: 149-199
  • Page Count: 51
  • Language: Hungarian