Synopses & Reviews
In a guide to the dominant perspectives and concerns regarding fairtrade, social scientists and business scholars synthesize existing research findings, evaluate key debates, and identify the mostcritical unanswered questions. They cover the fair trade movement, the business of fair trade, and fair trade and internationaldevelopment. Specific topics include fair trade international governance, domestic fair trade in the US, local fair tradeorganizations and institutional logics, fair trade and indigenous communities in Latin America, and Fairtrade International's multi-dimensional impacts in Africa.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Fair trade critiques the historical inequalities inherent in international trade and seeks to promote social justice by creating alternative networks linking marginalized producers (typically in the global South) with progressive consumers (typically in the global North). The first of its kind, this volume brings together 43 of the foremost fair trade scholars from around the world and across the social sciences. The Handbook serves as both a comprehensive overview and in-depth guide to dominant perspectives and concerns. Chapters analyze the rapidly growing fair trade movement and market, exploring diverse initiatives and organizations, production and consumption regions, and food and cultural products. Written for those new to fair trade as well as those well versed in this domain, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global regulation, multi-stakeholder initiatives, social and environmental certification, ethical labeling, consumer activism, and international development.