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ERIC Number: EJ948907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0743-0167
Animating Community Supported Agriculture in North East England: Striving for a "Caring Practice"
Charles, Liz
Journal of Rural Studies, v27 n4 p362-371 Oct 2011
This paper draws on a case study of a new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme in the north of England to draw attention to some of the ethical issues encountered when using a participatory action research approach to animating CSA. Both CSA and participatory action research have been associated with the concept of "caring practice" and an "ethic of care". CSAs can be conceptualised as attempts to engage with ethical issues in the food system. Action research is also a value laden approach. The case study illustrates how the complexities of conducting this type of research leads to many instances of having to make ethical choices and claims that these decisions are helpfully framed by Warren's (1999) claim that these choices should aim to result in "care practices". Similar dilemmas and choices will arise in other contexts and require situated negotiation and decision making. Focussing on caring practice may help to construct a rationale for consistent choices. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)