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RSOC 3190: Formatting Citations

Class guide for ROSC 3190: Food, Agriculture & Society.

All citations should be formatted according to the American Sociological Association style guide. 

ASA Style Guide

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Example Journal

The journal Rural Sociology uses ASA formatting.  Below are a few examples from a recent article (note: these should have hanging indents!):


Ackerman-Leist, Philip. 2013. Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems. White River   Junction, VT: Chelsea Green.

Allen, Patricia. 2004. Together at the Table: Sustainability and Sustenance in the American Agrifood System. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Ata, Baris, Deishin Lee, and Mustafa H. Tongarlak. 2012. Got Local Food? Boston, MA: Harvard Business School.


Aguirre, Juan A. 2007. “The Farmer’s Market Organic Consumer of Costa Rica.” British Food Journal 109(2):145–54.

Alkon, Alison. 2008. “Paradise or Pavement: The Social Constructions of the Environment in Two Urban Farmers’ Markets and Their Implications for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.” Local Environment 13(3):271–89.

Alkon, Alison Hope and Christie Grace McCullen. 2011. “Whiteness and Farmers Markets: Performances, Perpetuations . . . Contestations?” Antipode 43(4):937–59.

Apparicio, Philippe, Marie-Soleil Cloutier, and Richard Shearmur. 2007. “The Case of Montreal’s Missing Food Deserts: Evaluation of Accessibility to Food Supermarkets.” International Journal of Health Geographics 6(1):1–13.


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