Placing land and food struggles in agriculture-industry power asymmetry: insights from Wanbao Village, Taiwan

Huei Ling Lai*

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Abstract

Land grab scholarship hitherto has seldom discussed about place, while alternative food networks (AFNs) scholars often overlook socio-spatial issues beyond agri-food systems. This paper addresses these gaps with a place-based approach. It examines two land struggles and three AFNs initiatives in Wanbao Village in Taiwan, showing how they co-shaped and protected the community’s sense of place from the threat of domestic land grabbing. Moreover, it demonstrates the structural linkages between land and food struggles that undermined AFNs' ‘(re-)localization' strategy, calling for their combined efforts in research and activism to defend marginalized agricultural/rural space from land frontier-making in a capitalist-industrial society.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Peasant Studies
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 26 Jul 2021

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by Delta Electronics Foundation: [There is no grant number for these two scholarships.]

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© 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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