Fair trade and empire: An anti-capitalist critique of the fair trade movement

Hussey, Ian
September 2011
Briarpatch;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p15
The article provides insights concerning fair trade movement. It is noted that fair trade marketing and advocacy depend on the notion that fair trade increases connectedness between Global South producers and Global North consumers. It stresses that fair trade movement developed as a hodgepodge of diverse interests such as anti-colonial struggles and several alternative economic activities.


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