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Sheep, Wool, Landscape and Connectivity

The Politics of Global Connectivities | Modes of Reasoning

The project 'Sheep, wool, landscape and connectivity' focuses on the processes involved in the evolution of three regional economies and the commodification of their agro-biological heritage, specifically as this relates to sheep and the production of woollen textiles (these regions are the Lake District and Dales of northern England, the Catalan Pyrenees, and the Piedmontese Alps).

A trans-national, comparative approach allows for investigation of the diversity of local responses to the transformation of agro-biological products into commodities traded on a global scale; an extended chronological perspective also allows for the investigation of the similarly complex relationship between the creation of bio-economic value and the passage of time.

The results of such investigation then serve as the basis for the development of an empirically grounded, critical understanding of socio-cultural structures and their transformation.

A Marie Skł odowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship funds the project, which can be found at the existing RUG site: Sheep, Wool, Landscape and Connectivity.

RUG investigator involved: Prof. Paolo Palladino

Research themes: The Politics of Global Connectivities | Modes of Reasoning

Last modified:09 January 2019 11.51 a.m.