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Organic Certification as Assemblage: The Case of Cuban Honey

Kurtz, H; Dittmer, J; Trauger, A; Blue, S; (2021) Organic Certification as Assemblage: The Case of Cuban Honey. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 10.1111/tran.12419. (In press).

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Abstract

Through the lens of assemblage theory, we conceptualise organic certification for agricultural products in Cuba as a “dispositif‐assemblage,” through which we trace a multiple and conflicted “will to govern” the production and valuing of food qualities. We juxtapose the hierarchical third‐party certification system for Cuban organic honey for export with a proposed horizontal participatory guarantee system for organic products to be consumed in Cuba. The analysis highlights that there are multiple ways in which commodities take on value and meaning within assemblages, some of which are extra‐economic in nature.

Type: Article
Title: Organic Certification as Assemblage: The Case of Cuban Honey
DOI: 10.1111/tran.12419
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12419
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10111747
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