Article

Places of prosumption: Community gardens putting the 'we' into neighbourhoods

Citation

Shaw D, Crossan J, Cumbers A, McMaster R, Trebeck K & Black I (2016) Places of prosumption: Community gardens putting the 'we' into neighbourhoods. Families, Relationships and Societies, 5 (3), pp. 473-479. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674316X14758523887982

Abstract
Prosumption encompasses acts of production and consumption, and studies on it have mostly taken a commercial focus, centred on the dominant individualistic narrative of 'I'. This article seeks to extend debate regarding prosumption by exploring its possibilities for creating a new set of 'we' identities based around nature and community. It focuses on community gardens and how these places generate progressive forms of social relations that critique mainstream mass production and environmentally destructive food systems.

Keywords
communities; community gardens; consumption; identity; production; prosumption;

Journal
Families, Relationships and Societies: Volume 5, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date01/11/2016
Publication date online10/10/2016
ISSN2046-7435