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John, et al. I've finished writing up the paragraph. I am NOT launching a 
research project. However, I also haven't seen any evidence that locavores 
are a significant percentage of the population (despite media trendiness) 
or are a densely-knit group.

On to something else now...
  Barry Wellman
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On Thu, 29 Jul 2010, John T. Maloney \(jheuristic\) wrote:

> Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:34:25 -0700
> From: "John T. Maloney \\(jheuristic\\)" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: 'Barry Wellman' <[log in to unmask]>, [log in to unmask]
> Subject: RE: [SOCNET] locavores as a bounded group?
> 
> Hi -
>
> Locavores are an exponent of the internationally recognized Slow Food
> movement.
>
> Int'l:	http://www.slowfood.com/
>
>
> USA:		http://www.slowfoodusa.org/
>
> Slow Foods may be a better starting point for a 'bounded group' and
> federated, distributed networks.
>
>
> "... estimates as to the prevalence of the locavores phenomenon..."
>
> Ironically, my personal awareness of locavores, then call eating locally,
> originated from the Toronto network and Ontario communities around 2004.
>
> Check --
>
> http://toronto.foodontario.com/article.php?article=feature-locavore
>
>
> http://slowfood.to/
>
>
> I predict you will find widespread, robust and flourishing network patterns
> and structures.
>
>
> Remember, like so many good things, the worldwide industrial food
> establishment, the global transportation complex, packagers, supermarkets,
> fast foodies, etc., would very much prefer and have taken steps to keep Slow
> Foods and the locavore movement away from, "the general population."
>
> -j
>
>  
> John Maloney
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> Subject: [SOCNET] locavores as a bounded group?
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> A few peeps suggested locavores in response to my bounded group query, but
> we wound up not using it because no one could give estimates as to the
> prevalence of the locavore phenomenon. I suspect that is more widely known
> in the media than in the general population.
>
> Instead we used the more lurid post-apocalyptic scenario that shows up in
> SF, from Canticle for Leibowitz to Memories of a Survivor to Dahlgren to
> recent Atwoods.
>
> Also some groups that desire secrecy, altho I gather both the Taliban and
> the US military are pretty leaky.
>
> BTW, why is the word "locavore" rather than "locaLvore"?
>
>
>  Barry Wellman
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>   Department of Sociology                  725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388
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