Building alternative economies of food in a context of institutional violence

During a fieldwork interview with two new farmers engaged in agroecological production and alternative food networks in Bizkaia, a province of Euskadi (Basque Country), one said something like "all our young people are in jail". This was a striking comment, but not necessarily a surprising one. While walking through the territory of Euskadi it was common to … Continue reading Building alternative economies of food in a context of institutional violence

Language (dis)encounters, fieldwork in the land of euskera

For two months I was in Bizkaia, a province of Euskadi (Basque Country), doing my fieldwork. Right in the first days someone told me that Euskadi is not Spain. In fact, this is a territory with a long history of struggle for the right to self-determination, never recognized even after the democratic transition from the Franco dictatorship (1939-1975). I … Continue reading Language (dis)encounters, fieldwork in the land of euskera