Articles | Volume 71, issue 3
Geogr. Helv., 71, 189–197, 2016

Special issue: Theorien der Praxis in der Geographie

Geogr. Helv., 71, 189–197, 2016

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Mixing space: affinitive practice and the insurgent potential of food

Benjamin Coles

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This paper examines artisanal and industrial baking practices to develop the notion of affinitive practice and insurgent space – practices through which affinities can be developed resulting in spaces with the radical potential to challenge the spatial logic of neo-liberal capitalism. It argues that if agri-capitalism seeks an automated and disembodied food system, than affinities through embodied experiences and practices within food production can challenge this hegemonic trope.