The preservation of local values and services; an alternative to globalization. See C. Hines (2000). DuPuis and Goodman (2005) J. Rural Studs 21, 8 hold that ‘resistance to the agro-food distanciation’ is in some key ways at the core of relocalization appeals within local food systems; see also Feagan (2007) PHG31, 1. See Hendrickson and Heffernan (2002) Sociol. Ruralis 42 on opening spaces through relocalization. Renting et al. (2003, Env. & Plan. A 35) argue that advocacy for shortened food chains is directly tied to respatialization and localization.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.