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dc.contributor.authorConstance, Douglas H.
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Jin Young
dc.contributor.authorLyke-Ho-Gland, Holly
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-06T21:05:24Z
dc.date.available2020-07-06T21:05:24Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationConstance, Douglas H., Jin Young Choi, and Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland. 2008. “Conventionalization, Bifurcation, and Quality of Life: A Look at Certified and Non-Certified Organic Farmers in Texas.” Southern Rural Sociology 23(1):208-234.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11875/2809
dc.descriptionArticle originally published in Southern Rural Sociology. Copyright owned by Southern Rural Sociology.en_US
dc.description.abstractOrganic agriculture has been advanced as a production system that improves environmental quality and supports rural community development. Recent developments in organics have called into question both assertions. Researchers have argued that the advent of national-level organic standards has contributed to the conventionalization and bifurcation of organics. Conventionalization refers to the process by which organic agriculture increasingly takes on the characteristics of mainstream industrial agriculture. Bifurcation refers to the process by which the organic agriculture adopts a dual-structure of smaller, lifestyle-oriented producers and larger, industrial-scale producers. This research examines the conventionalization and bifurcation theses through a comparison of certified organic and non-certified organic producers in Texas. We conclude that the case of organics in Texas provides mixed support for the conventionalization thesis.en_US
dc.publisherSouthern Rural Sociologyen_US
dc.subjectorganic agricultureen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental qualityen_US
dc.subjectconventionalizationen_US
dc.subjectBifurcationen_US
dc.titleCONVENTIONALIZATION, BIFURCATION, AND QUALITY OF LIFE: CERTIFIED AND NON-CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARMERS IN TEXASen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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