Placing Trust: The Political Ecology of Chicken Meat in Japan

April 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Saunders Hall 704F

Geography Final Oral

by Benjamin Schrager, PhD Candidate

The dissertation is based on two years of field research from 2015 to 2017 in Miyazaki prefecture, a core region for chicken production, and researched both industrial broiler chicken and artisan jidori chicken. It seeks to connect the political ecology, focusing on the intersection of the political economy, disease ecologies, and discursive practices of chicken meat in Japan with changing consumer perceptions and practices. The research argues for the importance of recognizing agricultural initiatives as situated within a unique coming together of place.

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