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Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Sarah Lyon and Mark Moberg (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

By 2008, total fair trade purchases in the developed world reached nearly $3 billion, a five-fold increase in four years. Consumers pay a “fair price” for fair trade items, which are meant to ... More


“Their Intense Desire to Study” (1893)

Ida Van Etten

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0027
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter extols the attributes of immigrant—and Russian, in particular—Jews and seeks to debunk common impressions of these Jews as dirty, unable to speak the English language, and living closely ... More


Fair Trade and the Specialty Coffee Market: Growing Alliances, Shifting Rivalries

Julia Smith

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how fair trade operates in the specialty coffee market. More specifically, it considers how the formally defined (certified) fair trade market is linked to the specialty coffee ... More


Relationship Coffees: Structure and Agency in the Fair Trade System

Molly Doane

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the meanings that roasters and consumers in North America ascribe to fair trade relationships by focusing on “relationship coffees” in Mexico. More specifically, it analyzes the ... More


A Market of Our Own: Women’s Livelihoods and Fair Trade Markets

Sarah Lyon

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the issue of gender in a Maya fair trade coffee cooperative in Guatemala, with particular emphasis on women who are struggling to develop a market of their own in order to gain ... More


Naming Rights: Ethnographies of Fair Trade

Jane Henrici

in Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796207
eISBN:
9780814765005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796207.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter draws some conclusions from the case studies presented in this book regarding the local impact of fair trade networks and certification. These case studies highlight the anthropology of ... More


What Is Imperial about Coffee?: Rethinking “Informal Empire”

Augustine Sedgewick

in Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871254
eISBN:
9781479822843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871254.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses informal imperialism in relation to coffee production. Many historians have argued that the subjugation of one society to another can proceed in the absence of formal political ... More


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