Fair Trade

Format

Type

Title

Fair Trade

Creator

Date

2015

Abstract

The encyclopedia entry provides an overview of fair trade, an approach to market exchange that emphasizes equity and sustainability above profit. It traces fair trade back to early discontent with nascent capitalism and the apparent breakdown of what E.P. Thompson termed "the moral economy" in 18th-century England. It looks at such examples as the anti-slavery sugar boycott, the American Free Produce Movement, and the solidarity economics of the Owenites and Rochdale Pioneers. It then looks at the four waves of fair trade since the Second World War. It concludes with an analysis of challenges and opportunities for fair trade to upgrade from a consumer alternative to mainstream global economic impact.

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Larger Entity

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

Subject Terms

economy; sustainability; free trade; capitalism; equity; ethical consumption; economics

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

URL/Website

Files

Carducci_Fair_Trade.pdf

Citation

Vince Carducci, “Fair Trade,” CCS Research Repository, accessed May 18, 2024, https://omeka.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/items/show/41.

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