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Fair Trade and a Global Commodity: Coffee in Costa Rica

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Fair trade is widely regarded as a universal good. This fascinating anthropological study takes a closer look at a coffee-growing community and cooperatives in Costa Rica - and subjects the fair trade movement to critical scrutiny. As with conventional coffee, Western demand for organic fair trade produce is largely met by more affluent individuals with larger landholdings. As a result, it is caught up in the conflicts of interest and resentments that are part of the coffee industry as a whole. Ultimately fair trade fails to escape divisions that characterise other forms of production and consumption.All growers are united in their criticism of the high margins accumulated by regional and transnational processors and exporters. Sustainability, just rewards and social cohesion have formed part of the world view of these agricultural communities for decades. This book shows how there is much common ground between the worlds of the commodity grower and the priorities of the fair trade movement - if not necessarily always in the ways we might suppose.

Synopsis:

An anthropological account of fair trade farming and the conflicts and contradictions of the movement.

About the Author

Peter Luetchford is a Lecturer at Sussex University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Acronyms And Proper Names

Glossary Of Spanish Terms

Introduction; Approaching Fair Trade: Coffee In Costa Rica

1. Creating Cooperatives: The Welfare State, Coffee, And Fair Trade In Costa Rica

2. Sowing Progress And Contesting Development In The Tilaran Highlands

3. Farming For The Global Economy: 'Playing' And 'Juggling' In The Market

4. Landowners And Labourers: Uncertainties, Strategies And Tensions In The Labour Process

5. Working Nature, Working The Market: Sustainability And Organic

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745326986
Author:
Luetchford, Peter
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
Costa rica
Subject:
Coffee industry
Subject:
Economics - International
Subject:
Coffee industry -- Costa Rica.
Subject:
Exports
Subject:
Imports
Subject:
International Relations/Trade
Subject:
Tariffs
Subject:
Exports & Imports
Subject:
International Relations - Trade & Tariffs
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 tables
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.3 x 0.575 in

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History and Social Science » Latin America » Costa Rica

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