Environmentally Friendly Food Initiatives in Iran: Between Environmental Citizenship and Pluralising the Public Sphere

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Abstract

In this article I analyze acts of citizenship within environmentally
friendly food initiatives in Iran. I show that act of environmental
citizenship intersects with politics of pluralizing the public sphere
within these initiatives. I present original research that shows how
these practices are determined by state-society relations. It is shown
that the main objective of most of the initiators of these enterprises is
to provide a source of information about healthy and environmentally
friendly food as well as providing access to such food. In contrast,
many consumers also use these initiatives as spaces where they can
experience and make a more pluralistic public sphere. This article
contributes to a better understanding of the concept of environmental
citizenship and demonstrates the relevance of the concept to broader
notions of citizenship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-358
JournalCitizenship Studies
Volume21
Issue number3
Early online date8 Jan 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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