The study reveals the practice of gleaning as characterised by, and as allowing, the expression of positive values associated with not-wasting, caring for others, and social responsibility. What the study found was that it fosters a sense of connection across generations and with the wider community. Interviewees associated the opposite values of wastefulness, selfishness, and social isolation with mainstream consumerism; gleaning is explicitly characterised by study participants as an active and performative rejection of this. The report concludes, in light of these findings, with a list of recommendations for Moreland City Council.
|Publisher||School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Social practices
- Local government