Cultural Scale and Food System Sustainability in the Pacific Northwest: Columbia Basin Case Studies
Wilson, Troy M.
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To meet contemporary goals of long-term food system sustainability it is critical to analyze how people have constructed and maintained food cultures in specific geographic regions through time. This dissertation draws on theories of scale, nature, and place to examine the unique ecological relationships, practices, and social-political connections underlying existing and pre-existing food cultures in the Columbia Basin of the Pacific Northwest. Columbia Basin peoples have produced and participated in a partially overlapping succession of three historically and ecologically distinctive food cultures: