The Scoop

Landship Foods is inspired by the conviction that growing and eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for both ourselves and the broader communities of which we are a part. The name comes from the language of pre-industrial Europe. Before the enclosure movement and the associated rise in notions of private property swept England, the suffix “-ship” (as in "relationship," or "friendship") referred to an object or an abstraction with collective duties and mutual rights. Thus, the term “landship” suggests that land was an entity through which humans were joined to each other by a set of rights and responsibilities. I advocate for a revival of this awareness.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Doreen Massey

On common understandings of place and culture: "The source of cultural specificity does not lie in spatial isolation and the effects of 'internal' processes...but in interactions with the beyond." Massey thus echoes Gupta and Ferguson's call to "re-think difference through connection."

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