High Modernity, New Agriculture, and Agricultural Cooperatives: A Comment

The rational, consuming individual is from within a particular historical era- high modernity. The collective rationally of his or her consumption drives the larger socio-economic culture in profoundly irrational ways: through personal anxiety, questionable sustainability, and loss of value and community. The industrialization of agriculture extends these dynamics in a manner that fragments more grounded aspects of the larger culture, including family farms and rural communities. Intrinsic to its very nature, the agriculture cooperative is embedded in its member-user-owners like no other business organization. The uniqueness gives it a comparative advantage to mollify some of the disruptive aspects of high modernity.


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Issue Date:
2000
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/46412
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/46412
Published in:
Journal of Cooperatives, Volume 15
Page range:
63-73
Total Pages:
11




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