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Putting place on the menu:the negotiation of locality in UK food tourism, from production to consumption.

Sims, Rebecca (2010) Putting place on the menu:the negotiation of locality in UK food tourism, from production to consumption. Journal of Rural Studies, 26 (2). pp. 105-115.

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Abstract

This paper uses a case study of tourism in the Lake District and Exmoor to explore the relationship between ‘local food’ and sustainable rural tourism in the UK. Drawing on qualitative interviews with tourists, food producers and café, pub and restaurant owners, I use an approach based upon the commodity chain to trace the shifts in the discursive and material understandings of the ‘local’ that take place throughout the tourist food chain. These shifts are shown to occur in response to the need to negotiate the tensions between the ideals and the practicalities of food production and consumption which occur as a result of the relationships that exist throughout the food chain. Such conclusions are shown to be important for our understanding of the links between ‘local food’ and sustainable rural tourism because they indicate that we must attend to the values, as well as the practicalities, that drive the contemporary food sector at all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Rural Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local food ; Rural tourism ; Sustainability ; Food chains
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 31766
Deposited By: Dr Rebecca K Whittle
Deposited On: 08 Feb 2010 14:37
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:01
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31766

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