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The case of the invisible gardener

The case of the invisible gardener

23. 02. 2021

New article by Petr Jehlička in Progress in Human Geography.

Petr Jehlička’s new article on how East European informal food practices have been read from the West and what it tells us about how certain knowledge becomes – or does not become – theory has just been published in Progress in Human Geography.

The article can be accessed following this link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0309132520987305.

Title: Eastern Europe and the geography of knowledge production: The case of the invisible gardener

Author: Petr Jehlička

Journal: Progress in Human Geography

Abstrakt The article contributes to the debates in geography on the inequality of knowledge production and the context-dependent hierarchy of knowledge claims. It seeks to make sense of the invisibility, to Western academia, of East European informal food provisioning as a research topic with the potential to inform debates and theorisations regarding alternative food systems. Looking at how East European informal food practices have been read from the West is instructive for understanding how certain knowledge ‘travels’ and becomes universally accepted knowledge – or theory – or remains a partial knowledge with validity restricted to specific places and circulating within specific subfields.