Open Source Agriculture

Grassroots Technology in the Digital Era

  • Chris¬†Giotitsas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-144

About this book


This Palgrave Pivot employs the concept of open source agriculture as a new social movement, which not only advocates a specific agenda but also creates technological products under a unique technology development model. The book brings together social movement and technology theory to examine it through two in-depth case studies of open source agricultural communities. This allows for the tracing of values and interests coded within the technological artefacts the communities produce as well as their development processes. Critical theory of technology is further applied to examine the broader political economy of the development model.   


Social movements Commons-based peer production Critical theory of technology Framing analysis Social construction of technology Cosmolocalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Chris¬†Giotitsas
    • 1
  1. 1.Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and GovernanceTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29340-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29341-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-5848
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-5856
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