Advertisement

Agroecology pp 87-90 | Cite as

Pleasure

  • Angela Hilmi
Chapter
  • 271 Downloads

Abstract

This chapter provides concluding remarks on content of the different chapters of the book. In a nutshell, it suggests to drop the idea of growth and proposes instead to concentrate on movement, which is intrinsic to life. It suggests to look at the contributions of the peasant way of farming in terms of foods, taken in their extended meaning, with those things, including landscapes, which humans are part of, and which contribute to the pleasures of life. The proposal is to imagine agricultural systems as a living body, crossed by energy streams, belonging to a larger grid, with waves of repercussions extending beyond. In this web of interlace, there are key expansion points and points of tension (like in acupuncture or osteopathy) that can be identified, and which can allow to trigger change and transformation from within, towards reaching greater well-being and autonomy: the “true freedom”.

Keywords

Illusion Consciousness Pleasure Foods Autonomy 

References

  1. Fukuoka, Masanobu. 1975. The One-Straw Revolution. Tokyo: New York Review of Books.Google Scholar
  2. Kallis, Giorgos, and Richard B. Norgaard. 2010. Coevolutionary Ecological Economics. Ecological Economics 69: 690–699.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Levinas, Emmanuel. 1971. Totalité et Infini. Essai Sur l’Exteriorite, Le Livre de Poche. Biblio Essais. Paris: Kluwer Academic.Google Scholar
  4. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. 1945. Phénoménologie de La Perception. Paris: La Librairie Gallimard, NRF.Google Scholar
  5. Norgaard, Richard B. 1984. Coevolutionary Agricultural Development. Economic Development and Cultural Change 32 (3): 525–546.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Pelluchon, Corine. 2015. Les Nourritures, Sciences Humaines. Philosophie Du Corps Politique. Paris: Seuil|Editions Seuil.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Hilmi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR)Coventry UniversityCoventryUK
  2. 2.Ryton Organic GardensRyton-on-DunsmoreUK

Personalised recommendations